[2023 Oct] Introduction to Terra

Derek Caetano-Anolles
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On October 17th and 18th 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 additional materials are located in our public repository at broad.io/CRISPI-Oct2023. Additionally, you can try the accompanying tutorial workspace

If you missed the webinar or would like to refresh your memory, please review the public repository.


Day 1

Tuesday, Oct 17 2023

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, Oct 18 2023 

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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