Biosamples are the identifiers for the original DNA samples that are prepared, sequenced, and analyzed to produce data. BaseSpace Sequence Hub automatically aggregates data across multiple sequencing runs, so you can easily see and analyze all of your biosample data at once. Sample sheet Sample IDs are automatically converted to biosample names on import.


All data associated with a biosample name are automatically aggregated to the biosample. To ensure accurate data aggregation, biosample names and any Sample IDs used to create them must be unique. For more information, see Automatic Data Aggregation.

Biosamples are not stored in projects; instead, they are linked to projects by producing sequencing data that are stored as data sets in projects. If you are using a biosample workflow file to upload biosamples, you can specify a default project where data sets are stored.

Biosamples cannot be transferred, but some data associated with them is included in runs or projects that are shared or transferred.

See Data Model.