Discovery Environment

Discovery Environment

A powerful platform with a simple web interface for managing, sharing, running, and visualizing your data, analyses, and results -- where data-driven discoveries are made.


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With much of its complexity hidden beneath a simple user interface, the Discovery Environment empowers novice users to get their work done easily—no need to master command-line tools or learn new software for each type of analysis. All aspects of your research workflows, including collaboration tasks, are handled quickly within the Discovery Environment. And if you do have command-line expertise, you can unlock additional advanced functionality in the Discovery Environment to tailor your research workflows and analyses to do science your way.

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Key Features

Manage Data

  • Easy user interface to manage the full data lifecycle, from upload to publication
  • Built-in features to help make your data more FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable)
  • Find and use publicly available data for your research
  • Control access and permission to your data 
  • Secure, reliable storage for datasets that are actively being used for research and/or education

Run Analyses

  • Hundreds of open-source bioinformatics apps available, including interactive apps (RStudio, JupyterLab, etc.)
  • CyVerse automatically returns analysis results to your Data Store and notifies you
  • Use hundreds of command-line analytical tools, utility tools, and scripts, without the need to learn the command line

Share & Collaborate

  • Enables collaborations via sharing data, analyses, workflows, and results
  • Add your own command-line tools or executables, create or edit customized app interfaces and automate workflows by chaining apps together

Teach & Train

  • Teach students computational methods and bioinformatics workflows using a consistent environment 
  • Reserve our computational resources to support your workforce or community training workshops 

New Features Coming Soon

  • Run VICE apps on Jetstream2 nodes for more powerful computation
  • Make multiple versions of apps available for improved reproducibility


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An Open Science Workspace for Collaborative Data-driven Discovery