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The Seven Bridges Platform is a simple solution for doing bioinformatics at industrial scale. But sometimes, everyone needs a little help.

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Upload your data to the Seven Bridges Platform

You can upload your private data to the Seven Bridges Platform for analysis using any of the following file transfer methods to suit your various requirements:

Allowed characters for file names

Only the following characters are allowed in file names:

  • alphanumeric characters (lowercase and uppercase letters of the English alphabet and numbers 0 - 9),
  • underscore (_),
  • dot ('.').

File repositories

There are two file repositories on the Seven Bridges Platform.

  • Every project has its own Project Files. This repository is located within the project and contains the input and output files for workflows in that project. You can upload files directly to a project or copy them from other projects and repositories.
  • Public Files, a repository of files maintained by Seven Bridges bioinformatics team, which contains the latest and most frequently used reference genomes and annotation files so you won't have to upload your own reference files every time you run a task. Many bioinformatics tools and workflows require reference and annotation files to work properly. If you cannot see the reference files you use for your analysis, please send us an email at, and we'll be sure to add them. Files stored in this repository can be copied to your Project Files for use in analyses.

Project Files can be viewed, edited, and copied by the project administrator and by project members with copy permissions.

File Metadata

Metadata is information about a file, such as specifics about the sequencing platform used to produce it. This information is linked to files and enables them to be searched and properly grouped for analyses. We recommend that you set the metadata fields for your input files before executing analyses on the Platform.

Suggested pages:

Upload via the Seven Bridges Platform Uploader
Upload via the command line
Upload from an FTP or HTTP(S) server
Upload via the API

Upload your data to the Seven Bridges Platform