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Module: Galaxy Admin Training

Learn how to run a Galaxy server

Welcome & Setup (Start Here!)

Practical information about this course and getting everything set up to follow this course.

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The Format

This is an asynchronous event. This means there are no live sessions but we provide videos and training manuals for you to work through at your own pace, and at your own convenience.

If you get stuck or want to discuss any of the aspects of the training, there are instructors available on Slack chat to guide you.

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The Program

The program can be found on this page. Click on a session to expand it, and find the video, as well as all the infomation you need for the session listed below it.

Since the training materials are updated frequently, the video may be using a slightly older version of the tutorial. Below the video you will find links to both the latest version of the tutorial, and the version used in the video.

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All videos are on YouTube, and have captions (subtitles).

Use Gear icon on video to set:

  • Subtitles in English
  • Playback speed
  • Quality (e.g. for bad internet connections)

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Support on Slack

Here you can ask all your questions! New to Slack? Here are some tips & tricks for using the GTN Slack


  • Channel per tutorial (link under each video)
  • #announcements: important course information (only instructors can post)
  • #social: talk with each other and instructors!
  • #general: any general questions
  • #random: for anything not related to the course

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Tip: Galaxy Tutorial Mode

Access GTN via the Graduation cap icon (top menu) inside Galaxy, to:

  • Access all GTN tutorials directly within Galaxy
  • Jump back and forth between Galaxy and the tutorial
  • Great for small screens!
  • Click on tool name in tutorial to quickly open it in Galaxy

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Tip: Check supporting Galaxies

Most tutorials are supported by the 3 big Galaxies (EU, AUS, US)

Always check in the overview before starting a tutorial!

You can make accounts on multiple Galaxies (but max 1 account per server)

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Register for a Galaxy Account

Create an account on one of the following Galaxy servers:

You will get an email with activation link. It may end up in your junk folder.

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Join Slack Chat!

Slack is where you can ask all your questions

You will find different channels here, one for each training session where you can ask your questions, as well as some more general channels for socializing, general discussions, feedback and more.

See our Slack Tips & Tricks page for some more info about Slack and how we use it.

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GalaxyProject Code of Conduct

We are committed to providing a welcoming and inspiring community for all, and expect our code of conduct to be honored.

Please read the Code of Conduct and adhere to it throughout this event. If you witness any violations of this code of conduct, please report it to us.

Read the full Code of Conduct

Come say Hi in Slack! Let us know you are joining today and are getting started!

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Introduce yourself and tell us one fun fact about yourself!

Post your answers in #event-gat on Slack!

Please feel free to respond to each other here, this channel is for socializing and getting to know each other! :)

Introduction to Galaxy

Start here if you are new to Galaxy. These videos will introduce you to the Galaxy platform, and walk you through your first analyses

Lecture & Demo Video

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Tutorial Video

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Admin Training Basics

Here you'll learn the basics of Ansible

Ansible (Lecture)

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Ansible (Tutorial)

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Go to session page.

Tutorial Video

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