Academic Cloud:
Summary:Life Science platform for Norwegian academic researchers.


  • Life Science researchers from Norwegian academic institutions can log in with their FEIDE accounts (federation of home institution credentials). Other research collaborators can apply for a NeLS account.
  • The Norwegian e-Infrastructure for Life Sciences (NeLS) consists of a network of Galaxy servers at five Norwegian universities accessible via single sign-on.
  • All the NeLS Galaxy servers are connected to the NeLS Portal which provides centralized storage and sharing capabilities.
  • NeLS develops and maintains several analysis pipelines offered as Galaxy workflows.
  • The NeLS infrastructure is operated by the Norwegian node of Elixir.

User Support


  • NeLS Galaxy instances have some temporary storage available, while the bulk volumes of data are managed through the NeLS centralized storage and the Norwegian national storage services.