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Getting Started with iPlant

Getting Started with iPlant

UPCOMING MAINTENANCE – Monday, June 29, 2015 5 AM MST through Tuesday, June 30, 2015 5 PM MST
The iPlant Collaborative will be relocating several racks of hardware containing iPlant's core services into a newly renovated data center.
Due to the nature of the maintenance, all iPlant systems and services, including any "Powered by iPlant" services, will be unavailable during this time.
Email to addresses will be unavailable during the maintenance as well, but will resume afterwards.

The maintenance will occur between the following days and times: Monday, June 29, 2015 5 AM MST through Tuesday, June 30, 2015 5 PM MST. 
View times in your time zone here:
  Start time:   End time:


Please email iPlant Support with any questions or concerns.


 Partial list of affected services
  • Atmosphere: Any running instance at the time of the maintenance will be suspended or stopped.
  • Discovery Environment: Any running analysis jobs will be administratively canceled.
  • Agave
  • Data Store
  • Bisque Image Processing
  • CoGe
  • DNA Subway
  • TNRS
  • IBP
  • My-Plant
  • Wiki, JIRA
  • LDAP/CAS Authentication
  • User Portal (
  • iMicrobe



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Getting Started with iPlant

Welcome! We are thrilled you stopped in.

iPlant is a community of researchers, educators, and students working to enrich all plant sciences through the development of cyberinfrastructure — the physical computing resources, collaborative environment, virtual machine resources, and interoperable analysis software and data services — that are essential components of modern biology.

Before you begin, you may want to view a video introduction to the Discovery Environment.

The pages in this space describe the first steps to working with iPlant to help with your plant (and now animal!) science-related data storage, processing, bioinformatics tool hosting, and supercomputing needs. This includes signing up for an iPlant account, setting your user preferences, logging in and out, adding an app or service, and getting help.


For information on getting your data into the iPlant Data Store, see Storing and Accessing Your Data in the Data Store.