We are very proud to announce our Welcome Page: a new Genestack start screen application!
We think this dashboard-like app will make it easier for you to work on the platform. From this app you can manage and search data, setup and launch analysis pipelines, review recent results and share findings with your colleagues.
It’s designed to make it simple to navigate our platform. On the left side you can quickly access some of our public data flows – pre-configured bioinformatics pipelines. On the Genestack platform you import and analyse your data with existing data flows or create your own from scratch.
At the bottom of the page you can see several tutorials: these are designed to take you through some common uses and applications of the platform. Moreover, tutorials include videos and descriptions of various tasks and present step-by-step overviews of how to use Genestack data flows.
At the centre of the Welcome Page you can see your recent results as well as related task statuses. Status icons tell you if all the dependencies of a given file have finished computing, if there are errors, if they are still running, or if not all of the upstream steps have been started.
On the right side of the page you can see the File Manager. Here you will find reference genomes, hundreds of thousands of public experiments available on the platform, as well as links to folders with data you have imported and files you have created.
You can always click on the Genestack icon in the upper left corner to get back from any application to the Welcome Page. If you prefer the File Manager to be the application that runs on clicking the Genestack icon, you can change this in your profile, which can be found in the menu under your user name in the top-left hand corner of the screen.
Enjoy our Welcome Page and let us know what you think about it.