Kaleidaseq: A Web-based tool to monitor data flow in a high throughput sequencing facility

Dedhia, N. N., McCombie, W. R. (1998) Kaleidaseq: A Web-based tool to monitor data flow in a high throughput sequencing facility. Genome Research, 8 (3). pp. 313-318. ISSN 10889051 (ISSN)

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9521934
DOI: 10.1101/gr.8.3.313


Tracking data flow in high throughput sequencing is important in maintaining a consistent number of successfully sequenced samples, making decisions on scheduling the flow of sequencing steps, resolving problems at various steps and tracking the status of different projects. This is especially critical when the laboratory is handling a multitude of projects. We have built a Web-based data flow tracking package, called Kaleidaseq, which allows us to monitor the flow and quality of sequencing samples through the steps of preparation of library plates, plaque-picking, preparation of templates, conducting sequencing reactions, loading gels, base-calling the traces, and calculating the quality of the sequenced samples. Kaleidaseq's suite of displays allows for outstanding monitoring of the production sequencing process. The online display of current information that Kaleidaseq provides on both project status and process queues sorted by project enables accurate real-time assessment of the necessary samples that must be processed to complete the project. This information allows the process manager to allocate future resources optimally and schedule tasks according to scientific priorities. Quality of the sequenced samples call be tracked on a daily basis, which allows the sequencing laboratory to maintain a steady performance level and quickly resolve dips in quality. Kaleidaseq has a simple easy-to-use interface that allows access to all major functions and process queues from one Web page. This software package is modular and designed to allow additional processing steps and new monitoring variables to be added and tracked with ease. Access to the underlying relational database is through the Perl DBI interface, which allows for the use of different relational databases. Kaleidaseq is available for free use by the academic community from http://www.cshl.org/kaleidaseq.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: dna article computer program data base dna sequence information processing internet priority journal Arabidopsis Database Management Systems Databases, Factual Genome, Plant Online Systems Software User-Computer Interface
Subjects: bioinformatics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > computers
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > computers > computer software
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Communities: CSHL labs > McCombie lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 1998
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2013 14:27
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2013 14:27
PMCID: PMC310700
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URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/28231

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