2. Upload the updated csv template with your data by clicking "Browse..." and then "Submit".
You can open and edit the file in a text program (e.g. notepad, gedit) or a spreadsheet software. Tip: If using a spreadsheet software, select comma as delimiters, make sure no "" [quotes] are added to text entries.
The first line of the template file contains the headers for each column. Don't modify the headers.
The second line contains the example as a way to demonstrate how to fill out the template. You can re-submit the template file as is, unchanged, to see how midSIN works.
You can enter as many lines as you want, one sample outcome per line, to process several sample outcomes at a time.
Since different sample outcomes can have a different # of dilutions, the number of columns occupied by the # of wells total and infected can differ between lines. To indicate where the last column for # of wells total (or infected) you need to enter # after the set, like 8,8,8,8,8,8,# where # indicates the end of the column for # of wells total.
From time to time, one of your replicate at one dilution could be contaminated and needs to be discarded. In that case, indicate the true # of total wells considered, e.g. 8,8,7,8,8,8,# where the 7 appears in the dilution column where one well was contaminated.
Any line starting with # will be ignored. So if you want to keep the example line in the template but you want midSIN to skip it, you should add # as the first character at the start of that line.