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Attention newcomers: You now have access to $300 in free credits!

Tiffany_at_BroadTiffany_at_Broad Cambridge, MAMember, Administrator, Broadie, Moderator admin
edited April 2018 in FireCloud Announcements

Exciting update! We are now able to offer all new FireCloud users $300 in free credits thanks to additional funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) along with funding from our friends at the Google Cloud platform.

We offer these free credits so that you can try out FireCloud without any billing setup and at no cost. All you have to do is register for a FireCloud account. Once you register and log into FireCloud, you will see a banner welcoming you to start your free trial. When you are ready to do analyses, click Start trial to kick off a sixty day window in which you can use your credits. The trial ends after sixty days or if you hit the $300 budget, whichever comes first. Read more information, FAQs, and the Terms and Conditions, here.

FireCloud is free to use, however, any activity that uses Google Cloud resources comes with a cost. The free credits will enable you to create a workspace, launch an analysis, upload or download files from the Google cloud, as well as create Jupyter notebooks to interact with your data on the fly. You can clone the GATK4 Featured Workspaces and try them out or upload your own workflow script (WDL) and run it on your own data.

All the credits are managed in a FireCloud billing project. You can see how much you've spent by navigating to the Summary tab of any of your workspaces and clicking the link below Google Billing detail under the Project Cost section. Our credit managers, called Onix, will also be sending you email notifications when you've spent certain amounts and will help you transition off the billing project.

As always, if you have any questions, please let us know on the forum.

Note: If you signed up for the trial before April 18th, but have not started it, we automatically increased your credit limit for you.

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