The FlowRepository admin email (firstname.lastname@example.org) has not been working since December 13th 2018 and is still not working. From January 3rd 2019 the website will now link directly to the admin, Justin, through his email of email@example.com. If you had sent a support ticket or any other means to connect to the admins of FlowRepository between those two dates, those emails did not go through. Please forward any emails to him, or re-create any issues through the website. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.
Generally, experiments are being locked when either a reviewers' code is generated, or when an experiment is made public. This policy is in place in order to prevent user from making undesired changes (or even deleting their data) while a peer-review process is underway, or when a manuscript referring to that dataset is already published.
If you submitted your manuscript for review and reviewers asked you to make some specific changes, then please contact us with the specific details and our administrators should be able to unlock your experiment temporarily to allow for these changes to be made. Also, if you discover mistakes that you wish to correct, you will also need to contact us with the specific details. On a case by case basis, our administrators will decide whether to unlock your dataset or make those corrections for you.