Question: GALAXY at HELIX will be discontinued from June 1st
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2.7 years ago by
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lax0 wrote:

I have been using GALAXY at Helix ( for over an year, with great success and easiness, and I am little bit surprised to know this week that GALAXY at Helix will be discontinued from June 1st. I was wondering if Galaxy team has any idea why? I felt this decision to discontinue is bit unilateral, and felt as if a useful research tool has been denied to scientists who have been using it with great easiness. Why would a tool like Galaxy which is so user-friendly, and so popular, be discontinued? I think it's a step backwards. Any opinion?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.7 years ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson23k • written 2.7 years ago by lax0

We are always sad when one of the public Galaxies goes down. However new ones are emerging faster. Try finding a substitute at

ADD REPLYlink modified 2.7 years ago • written 2.7 years ago by Martin Čech ♦♦ 4.3k
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2.7 years ago by
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson23k wrote:


This server is for use by certain researchers in a closed group. To find out more about this change, contact the team that supports the Galaxy server directly. I found this contact information, but you may know of other direct routes.

If anyone from our team knows more about the details, we will post an update.

Best, Jen, Galaxy team

ADD COMMENTlink written 2.7 years ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson23k

Thanks Jen for the info. I did contact the team couple of days ago, but haven't heard back yet. Although I heard from some other sources that the reason it was decided to discontinue Galaxy on helix servers is that it was becoming a 'labor intensive' task for the team to keep up. It still is not a good idea though, to discontinue.

Thanks again,


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