Information can be requested from users at registration time
A recent addition to Galaxy introduced the ability to collect specific information about users on the User Registration page using the new Galaxy forms component. After registering, a user can maintain this information by accessing their "User Preferences".
Details for using this feature
This feature uses a Galaxy form, which must be created by a Galaxy admin user.
On the admin page, click on "Manage Forms" link on the left go to the "Create a new form" page.
Provide a name and description of the form, select "User Information" for the "Type" and click the "Add fields" button. You can add any number of fields of any supported type ( TextField, NumberField, TextArea, etc ). These fields will be displayed on the user registration page. When you are finished, click the "Save" button to save the form.
After a form of type "User Information" has been created, the fields defined in the form will be displayed on the User Registration page.
Users can maintain this information by clicking the "Manage your information" link on the User Preferences page.
Here is a sample of the Manage User Information page. Notice the "Add a new address" button. Users can add any number of addresses to their information.
Clicking the "Add a new address" button displays the following page.
When the address is saved, it is included on the Manage User Information page.