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Connecting to a Server and Uploading Files

Connection to a Server

Before creating a server project, first connect to a server by clicking the Server tab at the top of Array Studio. You may need to log off first if you do not see this interface.


Fill in the server information (where Server name can be anything given by the user to help remember the server) and log-in credentials. Select the Connect button. In some company server configurations, it will use your computer account to login and it does not require user authorization.

Create a server project

Upon successful login, go to the Analysis tab and click New to create a New Server Project. You will need to provide Project ID and Title to this new server project. Then click the Create button to complete this step.



Once the server project is successfully created, you will see it in the "Solution Explorer" window. In the example above, it is called "Tutorial_GWAS (Server Project Distributed)".

Upload local files

After the server project is created, the next step is to upload plink raw data into the project if they are not already on the server. This can be done by using the upload feature under the server tab. You will be prompted to browse folders and select the files that are needed for uploading. You can upload multiple files at a time. In this case, "plink_all_var_lefted_cleaned.bed", "plink_all_var_lefted_cleaned.bim", "plink_all_var_lefted_cleaned.fam" and "Phenotype.txt" files should be uploaded at this time.


If the ServerFiles tab is not visible, select Server File | Browse Files.