You can open the menu bar for navigating Terra by clicking the hamburger menu icon in the top left of the screen at any time. You can use this menu to navigate to the following sections, described in more detail below, or sign out of Terra.
In this section, you can edit personal/contact information, affiliations, and notification settings.
You can view the Billing Projects you can access by going to the "billing" section. In this section, you can view a list of Billing Projects you are associated with and your role in the Billing Project (e.g. Owner, User). Billing Project Owners can use this section to see lists of members for all Billing Projects, and add or remove users on their Billing Projects. To learn more about the level of access for different user roles, please read the article on Access Policy.
The "groups" section helps leaders manage team access to data, code, and computational resources. In this section, owner-level users are able to invite and/or grant access for other collaborators. Group owners can use this to assign other users roles of various access levels, allowing group managers to control who is able to view/copy the contents of their workspace, run computations on affiliated account, or edit the content. For more information on the structure of permissions on Terra, please read the article on Access Policy.
The main menu allows you to navigate to Your Workspaces, where you can explore Workspaces that are already available to you, either because you have created them, cloned them, or because someone else shared a workspace with you. To share or clone a workspace, you can click on the menu button for that workspace, as shown below. To learn more about what is contained within workspaces, please see the Workspace Overview article.
If you wish to share or clone a workspace, find these options by clicking the button with three dots:
The menu bar also lets you navigate through libraries of tools and data available to you. For more detailed descriptions of what is available in the library, please see the Library Overview article.
Free Credits Signup
The free credit program gives newcomers to the platform an opportunity to try it out at no cost. To receive free credits, complete the initial registration, log in, click "sign up for free credits", and accept the Terms and Conditions.
As soon as you do this, you will be able to see the free credit billing account in your billing section, with your role as "owner". The free credit program begins once you accept the Terms and Conditions, and will expire either after 60 days or after you have used $300 worth of credit, whichever happens first.
The menu bar also includes one of Terra's newest features: The "Contact Us" button. Which calls up and integrated form that allows users to quickly submit questions/comments directly.
In addition to direct individual support via the forum or the embedded "Contact Us" form, we provide a database of documents to help users with a wide variety of approaches. Clicking on this link will take the user to our Terra Support knowledge base, which includes the following sections:
- Getting Started in Terra
- Articles on setting up billing, security and workspaces on the Terra platform to help Firecloud users and new users get started quickly
- Doing Research on Terra
- How-to articles on how to access, process and analyze data, and how to collaborate and share your work.
- Terra workshop materials and other resources
- Up-to-date information on product features and version release notes