Galaxy Admin Training week - Barcelona, Spain

Event start date
02-03-2020 09:00
Event end date
06-03-2020 13:30




Galaxy Admin Training week will be offered 2-6 March 2020 at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) in Barcelona, Spain.

This workshop will cover introductory and advanced topics you need to know to set up your own production, high-performance and multi-user Galaxy instance. Sessions will be intensive and hands-on, and taught by experienced instructors from the Galaxy Community. Participants will learn how to install, configure, customize, and extend their own Galaxy servers. Topics include tool configuration, authentication and user management, using heterogeneous storage and compute services, and many other topics that will enable you to get your own Galaxy server up and running, performing well, and used by your community.

Galaxy is an open web based platform for biomedical data integration and analysis. It is deployed at large and small organizations around the world and used in a broad range of biomedical research domains, and across the tree of life.


Please review the prerequisites carefully before registering. If you arrive without meeting the prerequisites then the workshop will be a frustrating experience.


There are no seats left, you can otherwise join the waiting list. The registration is on first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. Rates depend on your organization's non-profit status and when you register. ELIXIR partners and TransBioNet members may have access to registration fee discounts.


  • Cancellations received before the early registration deadline (15 January) will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations received after early registration closes, but before Advance registration closes (7 February) will receive a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations received after 7 February will not receive a refund.


We currently have five confirmed (and highly experienced!) instructors:

  • Nate Coraor, lead sysadmin of, a software engineer for the Galaxy Project, ...
  • Saskia Hiltemann, administrator of Galaxian the Galaxy server hosted by Erasmus MC, longtime tool developer, co-founder of the Galaxy Training Network, ...
  • Helena Rasche, managed and setup much of the Galaxy Europe and CPT Galaxy infrastructure, ...
  • Nicola Soranzo, Galaxy Platform Development Officer at the Earlham Institute, Intergalactic Utilities Commission member, ...
  • Marius van den Beek, Galaxy community contributor extraordinaire, the newest member of the US Galaxy Team, ...


See the workshop event page for logistics information.


This training is organised by the Galaxy Project, the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).