User Guide

Introduction

Getting Started with Synapse

A getting started guide for non-technical users who are interested in learning about Synapse.

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Making a Project

An overview of what can be done with a Synapse Project.

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Downloading Data

Learn the best practices of finding and downloading files.

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FAQ

What is Synapse?

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How-To's

Annotations and Queries

Learn about annotations, how to assign and modify them, and how to query them for analysis.

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Custom Storage Locations

Follow these steps to set up custom storage locations and access them with Synapse.

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Discussion

Explore the features of the discussion forum and how to use it to help your collaborations.

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Docker Registry

The Synapse Docker registry provides a space for Synapse users to store and distribute their Docker images per Synapse project.

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Files and Versioning

Uploading files and file versioning in Synapse.

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File Views

Use file views to see files across multiple projects and folders.

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Provenance

Learn about how Synapse visualizes and tracks the relationships of files and projects for reproducibility.

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Tables

The basics of creating, modifying, and querying tabular data on Synapse.

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Teams

Form teams to easily manage groups of users for purposes of project access, communication, and challenges.

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Wikis

Create wikis to provide narrative content for your research.

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Governance and Security

Sharing Settings and Conditions for Use

Synapse has two content controls -- the Sharing setting and Conditions for Use. Learn how to set Sharing settings and Conditions for Use.

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User Types including Certified Users

Find out about the three levels of Synapse users and the privileges and responsibilities associated with each level

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Contribute and Access Controlled Data

Learn how to contribute and access different types of Controlled Data.

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Governance Overview

A look at the Synapse governance process.

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