I have done an experiment whereby I have collected all of my samples, and done some of the pre processing required. These samples were then sent to an external commercial lab for further processing and the raw data returned to me for analysis and write up.
My question is - Can this data be used in my thesis as an external lab was involved? I think it's ok, but just want to get some people's opinions on this. I am 1 year 3 months in to my PhD and this represents my first real data set.
I did this, too, for one of my thesis chapters. I designed the experiments, prepared the samples, handed them over to a collaborator who produced chromatograms and numerical data, and then I did the data analysis and wrote it up.
Thank you very much, I really appreciate it. It was for my first set of samples from my first exploratory experiment, and indeed it was using next gen sequencing apparatus that we didn't have at my institution at the time. We are however getting this apparatus shortly, so I should be able to prepare the next samples for my next chapter myself. It was more to see if this apparatus was the correct one to use moving forward into my next experiments, but this data should definitely form my first chapter.
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