[2023 Jan] Introduction to Terra

Anton Kovalsky
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On January 31st and February 1st, 2023, the Broad Institute's Data Sciences Platform presented a 2-day Introduction to Terra workshop, which walked participants through working and collaborating securely in Terra. Participants did hands-on activities introducing them to both workflows and interactive analyses on Terra.


The slides and Terra registration materials are at broad.io/2301_T101.Additionally, you can try the accompanying tutorial workspace

If you missed the webinar or would like to refresh your memory, you can access recordings of the first day and the second day on our YouTube channel.


Day 1

Tuesday, January 31 

10:00 am - 10:05 am


10:05 am - 10:45 am

Terra Overview & Platform Tour


An overview of Terra functionality and introduction to the platform at a high level. 

10:45 am - 11:35 am

Interactive Analysis Tutorial


Using Jupyter Notebooks, you will perform some interactive plotting on publicly accessible data.

11:35 am - 11:50 am 

Breakout exercise

11:50 am - noon

Wrap up, Q&A


Day 2

Wednesday, February 1 

10:00 am - 10:40 am 

Data in the Cloud


Accessing and using data in the cloud; During this section you will pull data into a workspace and build a data model.

10:40 am - 11:30 am

Introduction to Workflows


Using WDL scripts, you will run a workflow and learn the basics of troubleshooting.

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Billing and Access


An overview of billing setup and the granularity of access levels offered in Terra

11:50 am - noon

Closing Remarks, Q&A

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