Copy files using the visual interface

The CGC has three file repositories including TCGA data and public reference files. To run an analysis on a file, the file must be copied to a project.

Accessing the file picker in a project

To access the file picker from a project:

  1. Navigate to the project.
  2. Click on the Files tab.
  3. Click Add Files and select Public Files. Alternatively, you can also select Projects to copy files from one of your existing projects.

Searching for a file

Once you have accessed your desired file repository, you can search for specific files using the search bar.

You can also filter the repository by file type. As shown in the example below, filtering for FASTA files in Public files produces all available results.

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Copy files to a project

To add files to a project:

  1. Select the checkbox next to your desired file(s), as shown below.
  2. Click Copy to Project.
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  1. (Optional) Tag your file(s).
  2. Click Copy to confirm copying the file(s) to your project.