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July 28, 2019

Tutorial 01: Overview of the platform

In this video we give you a short overview of our platform

After you logged in as a registered user, you are guided to this startup page. At the top, you find a menu with the publicly available datasets and analyses as well as an information button for how to contact us, get on our github page or get information about our APIs. You can also get information about your account.

Let us have a look at the datasets. Here, all available datasets are listed and you can quickly browse through and filter them using the menu to the left. If you click on a dataset, you will see a detailed description on the right. Here you have three options: you can go to a more detailed view of the data, view or run an analysis on the dataset or download the dataset.

If you click on view details, you come to another page where you can access the data files and metadata. You also find links to the citation and to the original data repository. From here, you can jump directly to the analysis results. In this case, the analysis is already computed and you don’t need to wait for the calculation to finish.

One more thing about the datasets: If you would like to upload your own data, you can click up here on the plus sign and you will be guided through the data upload process. However, please note that as a newly registered user, you do not yet have permission to upload data. To get the permission as data uploader, please contact us by email.

Let us now have a look at the analyses section. After you click on analyses, you come to a similar page as for datasets, where you can browse through the available analyses and filter them using the menu on the left. In the middle of the page you see a table of analyses, with title, abstract and execution state. If the execution is finished, you can view the results by clicking on the link in the menu to the right. In this menu, you can also see the details of the analysis, for example the calculation tasks that are involved in the analysis.

What we refer to as an analysis, is a sequence of calculation tasks, namely a workflow, that is applied to a certain dataset. If you would like to add your own analysis to the platform, you need to have the analyzer role. For that matter, please contact us by email and we will provide you with the corresponding rights.

This already concludes our first video. If you would like to know more, visit us at fast genomics dot org, where you can find the latest news and other tutorials to get you started. You can always get in touch with us via email or twitter, or you can join our slack community, where our experts and fellow researchers will happily answer your questions.

This video is provided through our YouTube channel.