Terra's mission is to help accelerate your research by integrating data, analysis tools, and built-in security components to deliver frictionless research flows from data to results. It sounds great, but how do you get started?
Register your account and claim free credits
In a cloud-native world, you only pay for the storage, compute power and egress that you use. If you are working with small data sets, this may be a very small amount. But it is still non-zero.
The first step is to register an account on Terra (this part is free)
Requires a Google account
See how to set up a Google account with a non-gmail address
Register at app.terra
Click on the menu at the top left, or follow these step-by-step instructions
Claim free credits
$300 in free credits helps you explore Terra before committing your own grant dollars
Click on the banner, or see this step-by-step guide
For an overview of working in Terra, see this guide on workspaces, your computational sandbox.
Explore a variety of curated use-cases
The workspace descriptions in our Tutorial and Showcase Library should have enough detail to allow you to run on the included sample data, and cost and time estimates give you the confidence to run on your own data.
Once you have taken these steps, you are ready to start exploring Terra and practice using workspaces! The articles in this Quickstart section will familiarize you with the data available to you and the types of analysis you can perform.
Join our community and see how a cloud-native platform - built by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Data Sciences Platform and Verily Life Sciences - can transform the way you do bioinformatics research.