About Galaxy


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Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research. Galaxy's goal is to be accessible, reproducible, and transparent.

  • Accessible: Users without programming experience can easily specify parameters and run tools and workflows.
  • Reproducible: Galaxy captures information so that any user can repeat and understand a complete computational analysis.
  • Transparent: Users share and publish analyses via the web and create Pages, interactive, web-based documents that describe a complete analysis.

In addition to using the public Galaxy server, you can also install your own instance of Galaxy, or create an instance of Galaxy on the cloud using CloudMan and explore all Cloud resources. Another option is to use one of the ever-increasing number of Public Galaxy Servers hosted by other organizations.

The Galaxy Team is a part of the Center for Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics at Penn State, and the Department of Biology at Johns Hopkinis University.

Galaxy is supported in part by NSF, NHGRI, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, and The Institute for CyberScience at Penn State, and Johns Hopkins University.

The public Main instance of Galaxy at http://usegalaxy.org utilizes infrastructure generously provided by the iPlant Collaborative at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, with support from the National Science Foundation.

Thank you for your for Using Galaxy! We hope these resources help to further everyone's research goals.

Galaxy team