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Get trained on Terra with our interactive online workshops

In response to popular demand, our User Education team has been running weekly interactive workshops to help newcomers get started with Terra. They’ve also developed some satellite workshops that use Terra to teach specific applications like whole genome analysis with DRAGEN-GATK. 

These online events are open to all and are entirely free: registered participants even receive access to a cloud billing project, so everyone can follow along and do the exercises without having to jump through any administrative hoops! 

As you work through the hands-on exercises, you’ll be able to ask questions in real time and interact directly with our experts, developers and trainers. 

Whether you’re completely new to the platform, or you’re already using it but looking to get more formal training on how to utilize its features effectively, this is a great opportunity to level up your skills in a friendly, inclusive online environment. 


Introduction to Terra: A scalable platform for biomedical research

Online workshop hosted by the Terra team. Register today to receive the Zoom invite!

This interactive workshop consists of two 2-hour sessions held on consecutive days covering the following topics through demos and hands-on exercises:

  • Terra architecture as it relates to cloud-based data sets, tools, and computing resources
  • How data is organized in Terra
  • How to run a WDL workflow to automate analysis
  • How to launch a Cloud Environment from your Terra workspace to run interactive analysis tools like Jupyter Notebooks, RStudio, and Galaxy

Available dates: 

  • October 19 and 20, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
  • October 31 and November 1, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

For more information, visit the Introduction to Terra event page.



Online workshop hosted by the GATK team. Register today to receive the Zoom invite!

This interactive workshop consists of a 2-hour session on Whole-Genome Analysis with DRAGEN-GATK. You will learn about DRAGEN-GATK — what it is, why it exists, and how to use it. Then, you’ll get an opportunity to use DRAGEN-GATK in a controlled demo environment within Terra.

Date: October 21, 10:30AM – 12:30PM ET

For more information, visit the DRAGEN-GATK Webinar event page.


We hope you will join us for one or more of these online training events! If you’d like to get notified when new events are scheduled, go to the Upcoming Events page of the Terra support website and hit the “Follow” button. 

Make sure to also check out our library of supporting materials and recordings from past events.

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