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Set Up Shared Storage

To share storage, create it in the home project, defining the properties and hierarchies as usual. It will then be visible in all subprojects.

Users with the "Storage Editor" role in any project will then be able to use the freezer to store and manage samples. Access to sample details is always dependent upon permissions in the container where the sample is defined.

In shared storage where a user has permission to see data from all projects using it, the user will see data from all containers as if all the samples were local. Using project-specific naming prefixes can help users identify the 'ownership' of samples. When viewing details of a sample, you'll see a note in the detail panel if it belongs to another project, but can still perform actions upon it.

Storage Occupied by Inaccessible Samples

In shared storage where a user does not have permission to read data from other projects, storage views will show a spaces as occupied, but instead of revealing any data about the sample, will show a icon. This means the space is occupied by a "restricted sample".

The same icon is shown when users move samples, ensuring both that spaces are never occupied by multiple samples and that data is only shared with authorized users.

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