This week we highlight a new video we created to help newcomers understand what is Terra. The video summarizes why it makes sense to move biomedical data to the cloud, and outlines how Terra helps you access data, analyze it, and collaborate securely there.
We teamed up with the BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network consortium to put together a hands-on workshop focused on helping researchers get started with key resources including the Neuroscience Multi-Omic Archive, Single Cell Portal, and Terra.
If you're a PI switching from using institutional computing resources that are normally paid out of grant overhead, and until your institution lets you reallocate that money to cover cloud costs, you're going to need to find new funding. The good news is that there are some funding sources out there dedicated to bridging that gap [...]
Although Terra itself is free and open to all, you do have to pay for any actual work that you request from the underlying cloud service provider, which is currently Google Cloud Platform (GCP) (we're working with Microsoft to add support for Azure). The good news is that you can get free credits to try out GCP and Terra, and see if this all works for you, without paying anything out of pocket.