National Center for Genomic Analysis and Support (NCGAS) service changes effective December 31, 2021

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Over a 10-year-period, the National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) was funded as a national resource provider via multiple awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The following describes changes to four main NCGAS services that went into effect when its grant ended December 31, 2021.

Cyberinfrastructure services on IU hardware infrastructure

NCGAS no longer supports non-IU accounts (affiliates) on IU infrastructure. Affiliate accounts were not renewed past December 31, 2021. This affects non-IU accounts with data stored on:

  • Slate-Project: /N/project
  • Slate: /N/slate
  • Slate-Scratch: /N/scratch
  • Scholarly Data Archive (SDA)

All non-IU (affiliate) users should have moved their data off IU hardware infrastructure before November 30, 2021.

The NCGAS team can assist in finding resources where non-IU users' data/work can be relocated.

Below are some suggestions for this transition.

  • Find a new home:
    • Use the NCGAS Cyberinfrastructure Explorer (NCGAS CIRE) to search for infrastructure that meets your needs.
    • Request an ACCESS allocation
    • Jetstream2 has nodes with a memory footprint and software stack comparable to Carbonate at IU.
  • How to move to a new machine with Globus: A list of blogs on setting up and using Globus

Software support and workflows

As NCGAS no longer supports affiliate users of IU systems, software support has changed.



NCGAS workflows (current and new) will be converted so they are fully portable. As they become available you can download them from the NCGAS git repo and run them on any cluster with Slurm and Singularity, or directly on a cloud VM. Current workflows include genome-guided differential expression, de novo assembly and annotation of RNAseq, RADseq analysis, genome annotation, and microbial genome assembly.

Consulting services

NCGAS welcomes continued collaboration with outside groups, but these collaborations must be at the funded proposal/subaward level.

For ongoing support, ACCESS offers extended collaborative support through the ACCESS MATCH Portal.

Training and workshops

NCGAS continues to offer online training and tutorials across several platforms, including a repository of past workshops, webinars, and tutorials.

Synchronous workshops will continue, though there may be limited capacity.

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