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There are three options for archiving your uploaded image data, as shown in the screen capture below.
  1. Store in project prearchive (option 1 in image)
  2. Archive automatically (option 2 in image)
    • Does not overwrite any files
    • If the session label already exists, the image data will be sent to prearchive
  3. Archive automatically -- overwrite (option 3 in image)
    • DOES overwrite existing files in your archive
    • If the session label already exists, the previous image data will be erased and new data stored

NOTE: With all options above, any image data that doesn't match a pre-existing project will go into an Unassigned project area that can be access by CNDA administrators


To choose your setting for your project,
  • Click the Manage tab on the Project page,
  • Go to Define Prearchive Settings
  • Select the desired option
  • Click Save

Should my project use the Prearchive?

The value of the Prearchive is that it provides a staging area for newly uploaded data, where it can be examined before being placed in the permanent archive. Consider these points about the Prearchive:
  • Sessions in Prearchive are not part of any reports or searches run in/on the project
  • It is okay to have sessions of questionable quality here
  • Sessions can be viewed and modified in Prearchive before archiving
  • Sessions must be manually moved to Archive

Often, projects that are actively scanning new subjects will use the Prearchive to ensure that no PHI or low-quality data have been inadvertently included in the session upload. On the other hand, a project that is uploading archived scan data that has already been vetted might find the Prearchive to be an unnecessary step in the process.

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Find Archived Sessions

Sessions that have been auto-archived will be listed within the project under the Subjects tab, sorted by subject label
For quicker access to sessions, click the down arrow on the Add Tab and pick the type of session to view


In the example below, MR Sessions was selected