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Freiburg Galaxy becomes useGalaxy.eu


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As part of our ongoing growth and development, Freiburg Galaxy is becoming useGalaxy.eu

What Changes

  • You will be able to access the galaxy instance via https://usegalaxy.eu in addition to the old, https://galaxy.uni-freiburg.de.
  • Our website will read “useGalaxy.eu” in many places where it used to say Freiburg Galaxy. However, this Galaxy is still primarily run and maintained by the Freiburg Galaxy Team.
  • You can reach us any time for questions at contact@usegalaxy.eu

What Doesn’t Change

  • Your data, the tools
  • The Freiburg Galaxy Team is still maintaing the instance and providing all of the training associated with our Galaxy.

The Future

We are not trying to be the only Galaxy in all of Europe, but we believe we are in a good position to make our Galaxy and our services available to all of Europe, especially locations which may not have the expertise or resources to host their own Galaxy instance. Many times regional Galaxies will provide features that are desirable over using a main european one, such as localisation, support in your native language, and usage of local resources.

We welcome other groups to join us in maintaining and improving the European Galaxy Instance, as part of that we have open sourced most of the tools used in maintenance of the repository and all of the supporting infrastructure. Our goal is to have a completely open setup which anyone can reproduce on their own infrastructure.

Here are some of our repositories and how they can be useful to you:

Repository About
website Our website, https://usegalaxy-eu.github.io
vgcn The compute images we use for our cloud condor cluster
vgcn-infrastructure The yaml description of our cloud cluster. Make a PR here if you think the queue is too slow and that we should add more compute resources.
usegalaxy-eu-tools The tools installed in our Galaxy instance. Any changes made here are automatically reflected in useGalaxy.eu every saturday morning.
infrastructure-playbook All of our cloud infrastructure, the VMs we run and their configuration.
branding Branding resources used by useGalaxy.EU
operations Our useGalaxy.eu operations manual for sysadmins

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