Focus on your Science


Access data, run analysis tools, and collaborate in Terra: a scalable platform for biomedical research.


Variants to GWAS all in one place

Access genetic data, align, variant call, and perform a genome-wide association study (GWAS) all in one secure environment.


Access research data immediately

We provide access to datasets sponsored by partner organizations and hosted through convenient data exploration interfaces. You can select and export data of interest to a Terra workspace for further analysis. Terra also supports direct access to any data you or your collaborators have stored in Google Cloud Storage and BigQuery.


Seamlessly collaborate on work in progress

Terra makes it easy to collaborate on projects, with built-in capabilities to share your work selectively and protect you from unwanted re-distribution.


Lead with security

We are trusted to provide access to human subjects research data. We are committed to being ahead of the curve in protecting patient data. Terra is authorized to operate by the federal government and is certified a FISMA-moderate system.


Uniting the biomedical ecosystem

Terra is developed by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in collaboration with Verily Life Sciences.

We are privileged to be part of The Data Biosphere: a growing community bringing data and life science together. Our hope is that others will join the effort to build momentum for an open, compatible, and secure approach to data within the larger research community. We look forward to continuing this journey together.