Each time a file is submitted, we conduct a thorough review of your product data including: File structure, specifications, data quality and formatting.
If we come across significant issues, we will be in touch with you to dialogue towards the best solution.
1. Establish the file type and what is being updated: Is this an update of all the products or just the prices or URL's? Is this a list of products to add, or the entier listing?
2. Check for file consistency: Have the column headers changed? Are the products uniquely identified in the same way as they were in the last file?
3. Check to make sure columns are not duplicated.
4. Check a few catalog numbers to make sure they have not changed.
1. Check for required specifications:
- Product Name
- Catalog Number
2. Check for key recommended specifications and completion factors for Antibodies, Assay Kits, and Biomolecules:
- Target (for antibodies and assay kits) or Molecule Name (for biomolecules)
- U.S. Price
- Species Reactivity
- Gene ID
3. Check for key specifications for blood and tissue products (Blood Products, Tissues, Cell Lysates):
- Cell Type
- Cell Line
4. Make sure categorization or product type is present.
Data Quality Check:
1. Check to make sure antibody product names meet our guidelines (i.e. target is not repeated and the item name is not the target).
2. Check to make sure that the file contains concise, data-only entries as much as possible. Example fields to check: Applications, Species Reactivity, Species, Target, Molecule.
3. Check References to make sure they are comma separated PubMed or PubMedCentral ID's.
1. Check for non-english characters (note: Files with non-english characters will be returned for corrections).
2. Check HTML tags for anything beyond basic formatting tags – bold, italics, underline, lists, superscript, etc. are OK.
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