For situations where you'd like to create Samples on the One Codex Platform, but your NGS data is not yet available, we support a "pre-upload" workflow. Simply POST to the /preupload route to receive a unique sample ID. That sample ID may be then passed when uploading your data (see Starting an Upload) to upload data for the pre-uploaded sample instead of creating a new sample.

Samples created via the /preupload route will have a visibility property with a value awaiting data. These samples and their metadata will be private, though they may be shared with other accounts if associated with a project at creation time (see Sharing & Projects for more details on sharing data via projects).