Galaxy Services

Galaxy is available in all sorts of flavors: This page lists Galaxy services that either aren't fixed servers, or aren't fully publicly accessible but that are accessible to a larger group than just the host institution's members. (Most Galaxy instances are internal to an organization - they can only be accessed by members of the host institution.)

Services are classified here by whom they are accessible to. This can be based on research domain, geography (regional or national), or by membership in a multi-organization association that provides Galaxy Servers.

To add your Galaxy service to this list, please either just add it (hey, it's in GitHub), or describe the service here and we'll post it in this directory.

Geography Based

Australia: Genomics Virtual Lab (GVL)

GVL
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  • Eligibility:
  • Comments:
    • A private GVL server is a virtual machine running on the cloud and contains a pre-installed suite of tools for performing bioinformatics analyses. It differs from public GVL servers by providing full administrative access to the server, as well as the full suite of GVL services, whereas public GVL servers provide restricted access for security reasons. For example, public GVL servers do not provide access to the Ubuntu desktop, the Linux commandline, ipython, rstudio etc. at present.
    • Private GVL servers may be launched on a public cloud of your choice (at present, Amazon and Openstack based clouds). These can be as simple as servers which provide individual access, to more complicated institutional access servers over which you will have full control. You will require access credentials to a public/community cloud to launch a private GVL server. Accessing the GVL server is completely free on the Australian NeCTAR Research Cloud, provided that you have a suitable account with NeCTAR. On Amazon, while the GVL software itself is free, you may have to pay Amazon usage charges.
  • User Support:
  • Quotas:
    • Quotas are enforced by the cloud provider - it's whatever the researcher launching the GVL brings to the table essentially. For the Australian Research Cloud, those resource allocations are merit based. If launched on Amazon, whatever the researcher wants to pay.
  • Sponsor(s):

Canada: GenAP

GenAP
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  • Eligibility:
    • All Canadian researchers are eligible for a GenAP account. International researchers that have a Canadian collaborator can also be sponsored and become eligible to a GenAP account as well.
  • Comments:
    • GenAP is targeting both life scientists through web portal applications such as Galaxy, datahub, and a UCSC Genome Browser mirror to facilitate data analysis, sharing and visualization of the results; as well as computational biologists through services such as state-of-the-art analysis pipelines and centralized code distribution.
    • In GenAP each PI's (Principal Investigator) project can instantiate a private Galaxy which is shared only within his/her own group. The group admin has the ability to create, start, stop and delete the group's Galaxy.
    • The Galaxy jobs are sent to one of our clusters and the jobs are computed against the annual allocation of each PI inside Compute Canada. Presently, Galaxy is running in two of the major clusters in Canada, Mammouth (Université de Sherbrooke ~40,000 cores) and Guillimin (Mcgill ~21,000 cores). Other universities and HPC centers will join GenAP in the up coming year.
    • GenAP is planning to release a fully public Galaxy instance by the end of the summer.
  • User Support:
    • GenAP has a ticketing system that can be reached by emailing support@genap.ca
    • Tutorial, FAQs and Manuals can be found in our wiki page.
  • Quotas:
    • The default allocation of each project is 500GB
  • Sponsor(s):

Norway: NeLS

NeLS Portal

Poland: PL-Grid

PL-Grid Galaxy
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  • Eligibility:
    • Any PL-Grid user who requested access to Galaxy Server service. The PL-Grid project is free of charge-platformaanalizydanychzNGS-becoming_userBecomingauser(Aktywowanieusługi)) for any Polish scientist. It is also free for any foreign collaborator of Polish scientists.
  • Comments:

  • User Support:

  • Quotas:
    • Every PL-Grid user applies for negotiable grants for resources such as cpu power, storage etc.
  • Sponsor(s):

United Kingdom: CLIMB

MRC CLIMB (Cloud infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics
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  • Eligibility:
    • To register for a CLIMB group account, you must:
      • Be a UK academic or public sector worker working on microbial genomics
      • Run your own research group (i.e. be a principal investigator)
      • Have a .ac.uk (or .gov.uk or .nhs.uk email account)
      • Agree to our service terms and conditions
  • Comments:
    • The CLIMB project (Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics) develops and deploys a world leading cyber-infrastructure for microbial bioinformatics; providing free cloud-based compute, storage, and analysis tools for academic microbiologists in the UK.
    • The project is supported by three world class Medical Research Fellows, a comprehensive training program and two newly refurbished Bioinformatics facilities in both Warwick and Swansea.
    • The Galaxy component of CLIMB is based on GVL. CloudBridge, and CloudMan infrastructure.
  • User Support:
  • Quotas:
  • Sponsor(s):
    • The CLIMB project is a collaboration between Warwick, Birmingham, Cardiff and Swansea Universities.
    • CLIMB is funded by the UK’s Medical Research Council.

United States: Jetstream

Jetstream

Domain Based

Cancer: Cancer Computer

Cancer Computer
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  • Eligibility:
    • Cancer or related research only.
  • Comments:
    • 60 Cores, 400GB RAM, and 5.2TB Swap storage for processing, now available for Galaxy workloads.
  • User Support:
    • Best effort by email. For SLA support, please contact.
  • Quotas:
    • Free to approved academic users Up to 6 Cores, 64GB RAM per user, less than 90 days.
    • Larger, private instances available, please contact (>16Cores, >64GB, MPI, GPU customizable instances available in private cloud)
  • Sponsor(s):

Microbial: CLIMB

See United Kingdom: CLIMB above.

Association Based


AAF on GVL

Australian Access Federation (AAF)

Members of the Australian Access Federation (AAF) can use the GVL (see above).