Samples are the fundamental units in the Gencove platform, representing individual genomic datasets within a project. Each sample typically begins its journey as one or two FASTQ files, with pairs denoted as R1 and R2. When these FASTQ files are assigned to a project, they are immediately converted into samples, with the sample name inferred from the name of the FASTQ files.

Upon assignment to a project, the analysis of the sample commences. This analysis includes various quality control (QC) processes and other analyses specific to the project's requirements. Once the analysis is complete, users can access detailed QC information for the sample, as well as additional files resulting from the analysis, known as deliverables. These deliverables provide valuable insights into the genomic data, enabling further downstream analysis and interpretation.