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For overview information, see Discovery Environment on the CyVerse website.


Maintenance: Tues, 28 Jan 2020


Discovery Environment         8:00am to 5:00pm MST
The Discovery Environment will be unavailable while patches and updates are applied.
        ** Currently running analyses will be terminated. Please plan accordingly.

Data Store                    8:00am to 5:00pm MST
The Data Store will be unavailable during the maintenance period.
Data Commons                  8:00am to 5:00pm MST
The Data Commons will be unavailable during the maintenance period.
Atmosphere and Cloud Services 8:00am to 5:00pm MST
Marana Cloud: Atmosphere instances in the Marana Cloud will be operational; however, you will not be able to use the Data Store within your instance, and you may not be able to access the Atmosphere web interface.
User Portal                   8:00am to 5:00pm MST
The User Portal,, will be unavailable while we perform maintenance and updates.
Agave/Science API             8:00am to 5:00pm MST
The Agave/Science API will be unavailable during this maintenance period.
DNA Subway                    8:00am to 5:00pm MST
DNA Subway will be unavailable during this maintenance period.
The following services will NOT be affected by the maintenance: CyVerse Wiki and JIRA

Keep up to date with our maintenance schedules on the CyVerse public calendar
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Welcome to the user manual for the CyVerse Discovery Environment (DE). Here you'll find all the how-to instructions for using the DE. To get you started, you may want to read through the introductory information in the Quick Links. Hints for how to use this manual are also on this page, as well as how to search for topics in this wiki space, and navigating the DE.

Navigating this manual

View all pages for the Discovery Environment manual in the Table of Contents in the left panel. If the Table of Contents is not displayed on the left, click the Show or hide sidebar icon at the top right of the screen:

This manual uses the familiar method of organizing pages by folder. To expand a folder, click the  next to the page.

Searching for topics

You can search for topics on the CyVerse wiki about the Discovery Environment, or search for topics in all CyVerse spaces. The CyVerse Wiki uses the Atlassian Confluence open source application. For assistance with creating useful search queries for use on the CyVerse wiki pages, please see Confluence Search Syntax or Searching Confluence.

  • To search in the Discovery Environment manual only: To find a topic about the Discovery Environment, enter a word or phrase in the search field at the upper left of the screen above the navigation list:
  • To search all spaces in the entire CyVerse wiki: Enter a word or phrase in the Search Confluence field at the upper right of the screen next to your username:

About using this user guide

Exporting a page to PDF

A logged-in user can export a page in this manual as a PDF. To do so, click Tools at the top right, click Export to PDF, and then save to your system.

If you find an error in the manual, have a question, or want to make a suggestion regarding the documentation for this manual, please email Kathleen Kennedy, Documentation Coordinator. Thanks for your help!

If you find an error, have a question, or want to make a suggestion regarding the documentation for an app in the DE, please contact the .

Navigating the app

While much of the interface is intuitive and easy to use, there are a few tips to keep in mind as you move between windows in the DE.

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At the top right of every DE screen are the main icons:

Lists status update and information about data or analyses actions.

Links to setting ; viewing or editing the Collaborators list; viewing system messages, documentation, Introduction to the DE, and release information; contacting CyVerse Support; and logging out of the DE.

 Click to access the FAQs page or Ask CyVerse, and to submit feedback or contact Support.

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