Galaxy is an open source, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research. It integrates hundreds of popular statistical and bioinformatical tools for genomic sequencing data analysis.
Accessing Galaxy public server is hindered by the data file size limit, slow speed, as well as data security. To help USC users to truly take advantage of this powerful platform, we have implemented a local instance for campus-wide access, as well as a docker build version that allows users to install and use the Galaxy on their own desktop and even laptop computers.
USC Galaxy server is a full-fledged Galaxy platform.
Docker-Galaxy is a lighter version of Galaxy that can be installed on your own computer.
Galaxy provides a platform for hundreds of cutting-edge tools that can be used to perform many types of analysis, particularly for next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. Both our local Galaxy server and Galaxy docker build contain many very useful and well-cited open access tools, which nicely complement our licensed commercial software.
Use the comparison chart to find out which NGS analysis platform available at USC better serve your NGS analysis needs.
There are three ways to use our customized Galaxy:
1. USC Galaxy Server (January 2019, v19.01)
2. On your own MAC/Linux computers
3. On workstation computers in the libraries
Registration is required to all first-time users: Galaxy Access Request form
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