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The Discovery Environment (DE) was designed to be an all-purpose bioinformatics workbench – tailored to the needs of biologists who have data to analyze but who may not have command line expertise. Many popular bioinformatics analyses and workflows (e.g. genome assembly, RNA-Seq, phylogeny methods, GWAS, etc.) can be done from start to finish within the DE.

Some things to remember about the DE

  • Your analyses are not limited by your computer. All computation in the Discovery Environment runs on CyVerse resources. You can connect from your laptop or phone and run jobs large and small.
  • Once you launch a job it will run until completion. You can logout once a job is run; by default, you will get an email notification when the job completes.

Logging in to the Discovery Environment

  1. Log into the Discovery Environment at


If you forgot your password, you can reset it at the CyVerse User Portal

2. You can take a tour of the DE sections by clicking the person_icon (person icon) in the upper right-hand side of the screen and selecting “Introduction”

Need Help?

intercom_icon If you get stuck or need help, you can initiate a live chat session. Click the Intercom icon (lower-right screen) to initiate a session. If no CyVerse staff is available, leave a message and we will get back to you by email.

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