Research Computing provides a website for users of the O2 cluster to present their data via HTTP for use with genome browsers such the UCSC Genome Browser and IGV:
To access this tool, the user must have an O2 cluster account and be a member of the group: genomebrowser-uploads
You can apply for an O2 account via our online request form (eCommons ID login is required to use the form).
To add your O2 account to group genomebrowser-uploads, please send us a support request: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to use the website
Once you have an O2 account with access, you can make your data presentable with the following steps:
Create your personal data directory under: /n/groups/genomebrowser-uploads/data/
For example (e.g. for user abc123): /n/groups/genomebrowser-uploads/data/abc123
Copy your data files under the personal directory:
For example: /n/groups/genomebrowser-uploads/data/abc123/mydata.bam
Make sure your data files are set as world-readable (typically the default), so the web server can access them.
View your data via this public URL: http://genomebrowser-uploads.hms.harvard.edu/data/[USER_DIRECTORY]/[USER_DATA]
In this example, the URL would be: http://genomebrowser-uploads.hms.harvard.edu/data/abc123/mydata.bam
Please remove your data files once analysis has been completed!
There is no file expiration policy at this time under the data directory, so we ask all users to please remove their data once analysis has been completed!
A maximum storage quota (for all user data combined) is maintained on the data directory, currently set at 10 TiB.