Learning a new program and/or genomic analysis is rarely as simple as one would like it to be.  It might therefore be good to start the journey with one or two ‘wingmen’, so you can learn from each other. We are also arranging and participating in ChIP-seq analysis workshops – mail us if you are interested.

Installation

The download and installation proces is covered here and in this video .

Integrated assistance

We integrated some means to help you start using EaSeq within the program:

help

  • The Demo will download a session of data (it might take a couple of minutes) that you can play around with while learning about the main features.
  • The Wizard will simplify a set of basic visualization tasks.
  • The Tutorials will guide you through different types of analysis and visualization and allow you to apply them on your own data.
  • Finally, Hints will pop up when you start a tool or move the mouse over certain locations. They will explain the overall functionality of the feature.
input

Import mapped ChIP-seq or other -seq data as a ‘Dataset’ and regions that you would like to visualize (e.g. enhancers, CpG-islands, etc) as a  ‘Regionset’. The third type of data, ‘Genesets’, contains gene annotation information and is typically downloaded directly within EaSeq. You can read more about the input types and how to obtain data here as well as watch a video on how to import data here.

videos For newcommers

We made a collection of videos for new users who prefer watching how to do things first. If you would like to learn a particular workflow that is not covered or have a figure from a paper that you would like to reproduce, then we will gladly consider it for a new video – so please mail us.

A list of the current videos:

(All of the steps above are also combined in this 27-minute video)

 

Getting help

EaSeq also contains an integrated chat forum where you can send Squeaks.

squeaks

If you post a Squeak containing a question, then it will be broadcasted to all online EaSeq users immediately. We encourage new users to get help this way, and more experienced users to help others and post replies.

For general questions on sequencing data analysis, then we would also strongly recommend using the websites Biostars and seqanswers. They are full of already asked questions from newbies and experts as well as answers from experienced bioinformaticians.

Finally, we have a section for Frequently Asked Questions, and if you can’t find an answer for your question then please feel free to mail us.

 

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