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Precourse preparations


As is stated in the course prerequisites at the announcement web page, we expect participants to have a basic understanding of working with the command line on UNIX-based systems. You can test your UNIX skills with a quiz here. If you don’t have experience with UNIX command line, or if you’re unsure whether you meet the prerequisites, follow our online UNIX tutorial.


We will be mainly working on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Cloud (EC2) server. Our Ubuntu server behaves like a ‘normal’ remote server, and can be approached through a jupyter notebook. All participants will be granted access to a personal workspace to be used during the course.

The only software you need to install before the course is Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV).