FireCloud and Terra - a side-by-side comparison

Anton Kovalsky

Terra and FireCloud - Side-by-Side Comparison

To help to transition from FireCloud to Terra, see the difference in the look and naming conventions below, organized by function.



Contact Us

Through the FireCloud Forum, now deprecated. Within the Terra App (in addition to the Community forum). You can report bugs, submit a feature request, or ask a question.

Profile Info

On the right side of the page

On the left side of the page, beneath the three-bar main navigation menu

Find Data

In the Data tab

In the Data tab

Workspace-level Attributes (Resources)

In the Workspace Summary page

Called Workspace Data, located in the Other Data section at the bottom of the left column in the workspace Data tab

Get Data/Configurations from Another Workspace

Pull (import) data/configurations from another workspace into your own workspace ("copy from") Push data/configurations to another workspace from the workspace you are currently in  ("copy to")

Methods Repository vs. Workflows

Found in the Code & Workflows section of the Library

Configure Workflows (formerly methods)

Method Configuration

Workflows tab --> select workflow card


Monitor Jobs

Job Monitoring tab

Job Manager (access by clicking the submission name in the Job History tab)

Data Selection (when launching WDL runs)

Click launch analysis and then select the data row you wish to proceed Make data row selection up front in the table of the data tab, instead of after clicking run. You can also multi-select!


From the Analysis tab

Select data from a table in the Data tab, click the Open with icon, and then choose IGV


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  • Comment author

    How to find the "Workspace Owner" in Terra?  In FireCloud, "Workspace Owner" used to be listed in Workspace Summary page.

  • Comment author
    Anton Kovalsky
    • Edited

    Hi Vicky, if a workspace is shareable (public, or if you have already been granted access somehow), the easiest way is to click "share" from the three-dot menu button in the workspace. When you click share, a window will pop up showing a list of all other users and their roles.

    If you are trying to find this information about a workspace that does not allow you to share, this is a great suggestion! Please submit it as a feature request here. In the meantime, a simple workaround is to go to the Job History tab and contact the person who submits batch analyses in that workspace (their email is listed in the first column on the left, under "Submissoin")

  • Comment author

    Thanks for the workaround, Anton! In this case, the workspace is a data delivery workspace which does not have any Job History. Feature request filed.


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