We've mentioned the AnVIL project a number of times in recent blog posts — covering topics such as Dockstore, RStudio, Galaxy, and DRS URIs — so it feels like it's high time that we gave you some more context. Specifically, we thought it might be useful to reiterate the key goals of the AnVIL project and explain briefly how Terra fits in with the other AnVIL components.
DRS stands for Data Repository Service API, one of the interoperability standards developed under the aegis of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH). In this blog, we explain the big picture of what DRS is for and how it liberates you from having to worry about certain data management problems.
In our work with biomedical data, we are fortunate to count many of the experts quoted in the article as friends and colleagues. We agree genomic data sharing is not yet living up to its promise, yet are optimistic about the emergence of new approaches and platforms.
A list of Terra highlights from this past year, focusing specifically on new options and capabilities for interactive analysis and workflow execution that you would interact within the user interface.