Data Storage Fee explained

Storage Fee is specified in the Appendix A is applied for the sample data after the first year since performing the analyses. However, there are several options, in order to control the expenses related to data storage:

  • Keep all the data
    • The Storage Fee applies to all the data available in the client’s account.
  • Remove FASTQ; keep the BAM and results.
      • Storage Fee applies.
      • Space occupied is lower by approximately 25%.
    • Remove BAM; keep the FASTQ and results.
      • Storage Fee applies.
      • Space occupied is lower by approximately 50%.
    • Remove all the raw data (FASTQ and/or BAM); keep the results only.
      • Storage Fee applies.
      • Space occupied is approximately 75% lower, as the annotation data doesn’t take up much space.
    • Archive the sample.
        • No Storage Fee applies.
        • Sample results/annotations not available for browsing.
        • The sample is still cross-referenced with other samples and sample links are still shown in the tab with cross-referenced samples.
        • Custom Variant Classifications set up initially for the archived sample will stay available when browsing other active analysis. The same for phenotypes and diseases.
        • All sample data removed, except VCFs which is stored for possible sample re-annotation when un-archiving the sample.
        • The client may un-archive the sample. When doing so:
        • The re-annotation fee applies, according to the Appendix A.
          • Note that when un-archiving the sample VarSome Clinical will annotate the sample (VCF) against the latest annotation data, which may cause annotation and classification differences between the original and un-archived samples.