[2023 June] Introduction to Terra

Derek Caetano-Anolles
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On May 31st and June 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/BroadE-MayJune23. 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, May 31

11:00 am - 11:05 am


11:05 am - 11:45 am

Terra Overview & Platform Tour


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

11:45 am - 12:35 pm

Introduction to Workflows on Terra

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

12:35 pm - 12:50 pm 

Breakout exercise

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm

Wrap up, Q&A


Day 2

Wednesday, March 1 

11:00 am - 11:30 am 

Workflows wrap up


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

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Introduction to Interactive Analysis


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

12:30 am - 12:45 pm

Breakout exercises 


12:50 pm - 1:00 pm

Closing Remarks, Q&A

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