Galaxy Biostar Launched

April 23rd 2014

Galaxy Biostar

Galaxy has teamed up with Biostar to create a Galaxy User support forum at!

We want to create a space where researchers using Galaxy can come together and share both scientific advice and practical tool help. Whether on, a CloudMan instance, or any other Galaxy (public or local), if you have something to say about Using Galaxy, this is the place to do it!

Current integration with

  • We imported the whole history of the mailing list into Galaxy Biostar. Your prior posts are automatically claimed when you login!
  • If you access Galaxy Biostar from (Menu: Help → Galaxy Biostar) you will be automatically logged in. A Galaxy Biostar account will be created for you if it did not previously exist. To obtain this account’s password please use the password reset feature of Galaxy Biostar.
  • When you have a question, search Galaxy Biostar directly from any Galaxy tool page.

Read more about how to get started on the Biostar wiki page.

Roll-out phase

  • Galaxy Biostar is available at and will be our primary avenue for support
  • The mailing list will continue to be supported during the transition but starting now please use the Galaxy Biostar forum to ask all questions about using Galaxy.
  • Please do not double post to both Galaxy Biostar and
  • Send us feedback in this Biostar post to tell us what you think. We care!

What’s next

  • Notice will be given when the mailing list is retired.
  • Archives of will remain accessible.

We hope you will like the change and look forward to any feedback you may have.

Thank you for using Galaxy!

Galaxy Team