The Laniakea@ReCaS service, based on Laniakea software stack, provides the possibility to automate the creation of Galaxy-based virtualized environments through an easy setup procedure, providing an on-demand workspace ready to be used by life scientists and bioinformaticians. At the end of the configuration process, the user gains access to a private, production-grade, fully customizable, Galaxy virtual instance. Laniakea features the deployment of a stand-alone or cluster backed Galaxy instances, shared reference data volumes, encrypted data volumes and rapid development of novel Galaxy flavours for specific tasks.

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Shiny phyloseq interactive tool available on - practical outcome of the Bioconductor Hackathon

We are thrilled to announce, that thanks to the help of the Bioconductor community, we could deploy the Shiny phyloseq App as an interactive tool (IT) on

Galaxy in Research: Unlocking genetic secrets of Lake Baikal’s endemic sponges

Explore the depths of Lake Baikal and discover how cutting-edge genetic research in Galaxy is unraveling the complex relationships between its unique sponge species.

Enabling architectures that collect community-centric research software metadata

The ELIXIR Research Software Ecosystem (RSEc) and the Galaxy Codex make use of GitHub CI bots to collect research software metadata and provide a FAIR tool metadata repository for the global research community

Galaxy in Research: Molecular secrets of minnow adaptation to salinity stress

Discover how advanced transcriptomic analyses in Galaxy reveal the intricate molecular adaptations of minnows to freshwater salinization.


Jul 19Ask Us Anything about Galaxy live webinar

The European Galaxy Team offers a Q&A session for all users

Jul 22 - Jul 26Workshop on high-throughput sequencing data analysis with Galaxy

This course introduces scientists to the data analysis platform Galaxy. The course is a beginner course; there is no requirement of any programming skills.

Aug 7Get Started with Galaxy

Join us for a hands-on virtual workshop designed to introduce you to essential bioinformatics skills using Galaxy—perfect for beginners and those looking to refresh their knowledge.

Sep 10 - Sep 13A practical introduction to bioinformatics and RNA-seq using Galaxy

Ready to explore the fascinating world of RNA-seq data analysis using Galaxy? Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! Visit our event webpage now to discover the program details, meet the organising team, and submit your application.

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Laniakea is maintained by the IBIOM-CNR, INFN and the University of Milan.

For any questions regarding Laniakea and other ELIXIR-Italy initiatives, please contact us.

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Laniakea enables researchers to configure and deploy personal Galaxy instances, exploiting the INDIGO-DataCloud Cloud Stack. Each Galaxy instance is customizable in terms of virtual CPUs, RAM and storage through the web front-end, and deployable with different sets of pre installed tools. Each instance comes with reference data (e.g. genomic sequences) already available for many species, shared among all the instances.

Each Galaxy instance can be provided with an encrypted external storage volume to protect users research data from any unauthorized access attempts and linked to a repository of standard reference data (e.g., genomic sequences).

The service is scalable and both users and service providers can choose among a full range of different computational capabilities: from limited ones to serve e.g. small research groups, Galaxy developers or for didactic and training purposes, to instances with elasticity cluster support to deliver enough computational power.

Laniakea can also be employed as a tool publishing platform. That is, tools developers can choose to publish and make new tools available embedding them in a personalized Galaxy instance. See for example PIPE-T and VINYL.

The Laniakea@ReCaS service, based on Laniakea software stack, has been released for public use, starting on 10 February 2020. A scientific and technical evaluation board appointed by ELIXIR-Italy will assess the scientific soundness and technical feasibility of applications for the Laniakea@ReCaS call. Projects will be evaluated with a “first come, first served” policy until the total available resource annual budget will be assigned.

The call is available here.

All applications must be submitted using this form.