Referenced samples

The referenced samples are marked with clips in the sample lists:

Marked referenced samples


It means these are referenced samples from other projects. These samples are owned by other projects/organizations.

You can check the source project in the “Owner project” column:

Source of the reference samples


You can add your own metadata properties to these samples and you can start your own analysis on these samples if you have any apps involved in your project.

If the owner deletes or changes these samples, the changes also affect the reference project.

If you use other projects’s samples as referenced samples, their metadata properties also will be “imported” to your project. The metadata of reference samples are marked in the column header with the “ref” label:


You can check the source of the reference metadata column if you move the mouse over the “Ref” label: