Terra is a cloud-native platform for biomedical researchers to access data, run analysis tools, and collaborate. Terra powers important scientific projects like FireCloud, AnVIL, DataSTAGE. Click on the "Co-branded Projects" link above to learn more.

How to set up and work in the Terra platform 1. Platform overview 2. Account and billing setup 3. Accessing and managing data 4. Pipelining 5. Interactive analysis

  • Bioinformatics research in the cloud plus-icon minus-icon

    Access data, run analysis tools, and collaborate, in a unified platform. It sounds great, but how do you get started?  1. Register your account and claim free credits In a cloud-native world, you only pay for the storage, compute power and egress ...
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  • Account setup and exploring Terra plus-icon minus-icon

    Terra's mission is to help accelerate your research process of turning data into publication-worthy insights by taking the administrative burden out of data science. The platform integrates data, analysis tools, and built-in security components to...
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  • What kind of analysis can you do on Terra? plus-icon minus-icon

    Currently, Terra supports two varieties of analysis: batch processing (pre-processing and processing genomics data such as aligning reads, variant and joint calling) and interactive statistical analysis and visualization in a Jupyter notebook (any...
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  • Understanding data in the cloud plus-icon minus-icon

    Terra's cloud-based model for data is built on the idea that you shouldn't need to copy or store data to your own local machine or even your own Google bucket to do your analysis. Large data sets already in the cloud include both public-access set...
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  • Pipelining plus-icon minus-icon

    Workflows (aka pipelines) are a series of steps performed by an external compute engine - often used for automated, bulk analysis (such as aligning genomic reads). Pipelines run on Terra are written in the Workflow Description Language (WDL), a wo...
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  • Interactive statistics and visualization with Jupyter notebooks plus-icon minus-icon

    Jupyter notebooks are an open-source analysis environment where you can visualize and analyze  data in real time to gain insight into study data. Import data including processed genomics, phenotype and transcriptomics data stored in the cloud and ...
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