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Semi-Public Galaxy Services

Galaxy Servers are available in all sorts of flavors: This page lists Galaxy servers that 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.)

Servers 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 semi-public Galaxy server to this list, please either just add it (hey, it's a wiki), or describe the server here and we'll post it in this directory.

Geography Based

Australia: Genomics Virtual Lab (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.

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  • 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

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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.
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  • Quotas:

    • The default allocation of each project is 500GB
  • Sponsor(s):

Norway: NeLS

NeLS Portal

Poland: PL-Grid

PL-Grid Galaxy

United States: Jetstream


Domain Based

Cancer Computer

Information is coming ...

Association Based


Australian Access Federation (AAF)

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