Set Up Your Account

If you have not already done so, visit the iPlant user portal at user.iplantcollaborative.org to set up your account. Use this portal to manage your account, including password recovery and reset. Once you log in, you will notice a default list of platforms and tools that appear under My Services. To learn more about these services, visit the Platforms and Tools page, or continue to explore the Learning Center. Some services are not automatically included with your iPlant account and must be requested. In the user portal, click the Request Access link next to the additional tools or services you want.


Visit the user portal dashboard 


What services do I need to specifically request access to? Should I do this now?

The services listed below require you to request access. Don't worry if you are undecided—you can request access now, or at any time.

  • Atmosphere - The iPlant cloud platform where you can create custom Linux-based virtual machines or use existing ones (your account must be linked to an .edu email address to register).
  • Bisque - A platform for managing images and their metadata that allows you to analyze image data in more than 100 file formats.
  • CoGe - The Comparative Genomics platform gives you access to thousands of genomes and a variety of tools for genome analysis.
  • TARGeT - An advanced pipeline for the detection of transposable elements.