CMSP is starting the new year with the switch of CMSP’s Google Share Drive (GSD) as a means of releasing your important data and results. CMSP has transferred all user data and results from OIT’s storage drive to GSD. In similar fashion as OIT, each PI will have a folder that will be populated with subfolders for their researchers. There are a few new changes to keep in mind:

  1. Each PI shared drive belongs to the PI. The PI is the GSD OVERALL manager and may add/change access rights for their researchers. If a researcher needs access the SGD owner (PI or CMSP) can grant access permissions for researchers within the folder permission settings. To request access and CMSP request form is provided below.
  2. The PI is responsible for data and results released in their GSD. 
  3. PIs are urged to backup all contents on the GSD.  PIs should have access to their data indefinitely, contingent on changes in the agreement between the UMN and Google.  As with any stored data, backup is recommended.
  4. By default, Researcher permissions are set to Commenter for opening and saving files. This prevents Researchers from modifying or deleting raw data or results which have been processed by CMSP. A PI may grant a Researcher high-level access and editing permissions but be reminded that original data can then be altered and CMSP does not retain backup files.

CMSP is not responsible for retaining data beyond 90 days of data release to each users Google Shared Drive.

FIRST TIME USER? Obtain access to CMSP's Google Shared Drive HERE!
Data Sharing Instructions, via Google Shared Drive (January 21st, 2021 onwards)
CMSP file sharing user's guide
UM Research Data Management Policy "...The PI is the steward of the research data that are under their control. PIs are responsible for managing access to research data under their stewardship..." [excerpt from full policy]

Software for Viewing Results
  • SCAFFOLD: Download Scaffold Viewer and install the latest software on your local computer. Download your Scaffold results file (*.sf3) and open the file in the Scaffold viewer. Set the Protein and Peptide Display Thresholds to 1% Local False Discovery Rate.
  • PROTEIN PILOT 5: Download Protein Pilot 5 and install on your local computer (PC only, not Mac compatible). Download your Protein Pilot results file (*.group) and open the file in the ProteinPilot viewer.
  • PEAKS Studio 10: Download PEAKS Studio viewer (download directily, trial activation key is not required) PC only, not Mac compatible. Download your PEAKS Results and open in the PEAKS viewer, click Instructions for assistance.