Access Chipster

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Access Chipster

Introduction

This guide is intended for researchers who want to use Chipster (v3.12.3), an user-friendly software for analyzing high-throughput data such as NGS and microarrays, in the cloud-based resources provided by EGI.

The software contains over 400 analysis tools and a large collection of reference genomes.

Users can save and share automatic analysis workflows, and visualize data interactively using for example the built-in genome browser.

The Chipster testbed in EGI resources

The Chipster testbed configured at CESGA offers:

  • 8 vCPU cores,
  • 32GB of RAM,
  • 1TB of block storage in /data,
  • Software and tools (v3.12.3) are in available under the /cvmfs/chipster.egi.eu/ partition.

This how-to has been tested in the EGI Applications on Demand Infrastructure.

The only pre-requisite to access and use the Chipster testbed is to be a member of this infrastructure.

About this wiki

In this guide we will show how to:

  • Create a temporary Chipster account;
  • Use the temporary account to access the testbed and run the bio-informatics applications.

How to create/review a temporary account

In this section we will show how to create/renew your temporary Chipster account. By default, a temporary account to access the Chipster server is valid for one month.

To generate/review your temporary Chipster account, please use this link.

  • Click on the "Show form".
  • If the account has expired, the Science Gateway will automatically generate a new password for the user.
    • To activate the new account, click on the "Execute" button to trigger the creation/update of the temporary account in the Chipster testbed. This operation may takes few minutes.
    • User can monitor the execution of the task clicking in the "Show" button.
  • When the account is create/renewed, the web interface shows a link to access the Chipster server with the new credentials.


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Acknowledgement

Users of the service are asked to provide appropriate acknowledgement of the use in scientific publications. The following acknowledgement text can be used for this purpose: This work used the EGI Applications on Demand service, which is co-funded by the EOSC-hub project (grant number 777536).