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My compounds are already in the vault. How can I share some of them with a new project?

Maybe you keep all your compound collections in a private project, but a new project is starting up that will be using your compounds and plates. You'd like to share just a few compounds with the collaborator project, without giving them access to your entire collection.


CDD's project architecture is flexible. Once you have imported your compound collections to one project, it is not necessary to import again all the structures, plates and other related compound information, each time you create a new project. You can share previously imported compounds individually, sets of compounds, or entire plates.  While individual molecules may be shared directly through the CDD interface, sharing sets of compounds is done via a data import. Learn how to share entire plates in this article. All you need to do, is import a list of compound names into the new project. The rest of the associated data (structure, user-defined fields, etc)  will follow automatically. Note that you can will need to share specific batches, if you are using CDD's registration system, compounds are always shared at the batch level, so batches can be shared selectively, without exposing unnecessary batches. 

To share a single compound, go to that compounds' details tab, and follow the link to Manage project access, found in the left-hand side panel.


You will be presented with the list of batches that are available for sharing. Each batch will have a link to Add or remove access.


If you do not use the registration system, and do not use batches, the interface is even more straight-forward.



To share a list or collection of compounds, you will need to create import a file with compound and batch names, or with batch external identifiers. 

Here are the steps:

  1. Prepare a comma delimited import file in the usual CDD format: The file should include just two columns: Molecule name and Batch name. Skip Batch Name if you do not use batches. If you are using batch external IDs with the registration system, you can use them instead of Molecule name and Batch Name.                                                                                            Picture 30.png or Picture_31.png
  2. Import the file as usual. In the first step, choose the project with which you are sharing. 
  3. In the second step, map Molecule name to Molecule name, and Batch Name to Batch Name (or Batch External Identifier to Batch External Identifier).
  4. In the last step, check that the QC report shows the correct number of shared compounds: Look for suspicious events, Existing batch (or molecule) associated with new project. Make sure that the suspicious event is set to "accept", and commit the import.