Create a project

Before you can start analyzing your data, you need to create a project. There are two types of projects on the CGC, Open and Controlled Data Projects.


Protecting Controlled Data

Controlled Data Projects protect Controlled Data by restricting access to users with dbGaP access permissions to TCGA Controlled Data and TARGET Controlled Data.

To create a project:

  1. Click the Projects tab on the top navigation bar and select Create a project from the drop-down menu.

Create a project


Unique project URL

Your project will be assigned a short name based on the name that you give it. While you may re-name your project from the project Settings, you cannot change short name after your project is created. The short name is used as an ID to refer to the project when using the API, and also appears in the URL for the project, which is used to access it in your web browser.

  1. Name your project.
  2. Define the project type if you have Controlled Data access. If you don't have Controlled Data access, all your projects are Open Data Projects by default.
  3. Set general information:
    1. Set the billing group .
    2. Select the project location. The default location is AWS region us-east-1.
    3. (Optional) Change your spot instance preference. The default setting is On.
    4. (Optional) Enable Reuse (Memoization).
  4. Manage advanced settings:
    1. Network access - see Manage Network Access Controlv
    2. File download restriction - see Set file download restriction.
  5. Click Create to finish creating the project.


Computation and Storage Credits

Your CGC account comes with Amazon Web Services (AWS) computation and storage credits. You should be able to run your first analysis without adding additional funding.


Change the Project URL

Note that before you click Create, you can edit your project's URL and, by association, its short name.