The Benchling Warehouse is a database solution that tracks assay data, registry entities, and inventory data. The warehouse centralizes the entire organization's research output and facilitates queries that would historically require parsing multiple data sources, such as “find all batches that had an
OD > 1000”.
The warehouse facilitates higher level analysis and can be securely connected with third-party visualization and analysis tools. Configurable permissions ensure appropriate data access control.
The warehouse ingests both user generated data about entities from the registry as well as assay results from networked instruments. To enable this aggregation, the way it works is as follows:
- Researchers register new samples in the registry, specifying properties about the sample. For example, T cell receptor may capture information about the Alpha chain, Beta chain, and Specificity.
- They initiate a new run, specifying the assay to be run, the sample IDs, and parameters such as the adapter used.
- Results from the assay are uploaded as structured data and blobs to the warehouse.
- Third party analysis and visualization tools can connect to the warehouse to consume the data.