The ProteoSAFe system is available for anonymous users to launch data analysis workflows, without having to register an account. However, there are a number of benefits to registration, including:
- A persistent data storage space associated with your account, so you don't have to upload your files every time you want to analyze them
- Easy access to all of your data analysis results - anonymous users must rely on ProteoSAFe emails to find and retrieve their results
- The ability to share data with other registered users
- Access to registered-only workflows, such as MassIVE dataset submission
Account registration is a simple process, and completely private - ProteoSAFe will never use your contact information for any reason other than to email you the results of your workflows.
To register an account, navigate to the ProteoSAFe web site - http://proteomics.ucsd.edu/ProteoSAFe/. Here you will find a registration link in the upper right corner of the page, just below the login box.
Click on the registration link to bring up the account registration form.
Just fill out and submit this simple form, and your account is ready to use. You can then use this account to connect to ProteoSAFe in two different ways:
First, you can log into the ProteoSAFe web site by entering your username and password into the login box (as seen above). Once you are logged into the web site, you can upload data files, run workflows, and browse and download their results, and everything you do will be saved to your account.
Secondly, you can log into the ProteoSAFe FTP server (ccms-ftp01.ucsd.edu) using the same username and password, giving you full FTP access to your account's personal data space. This is the preferred method to upload and organize your data files, particularly if the files are large - the web interface provides a means of uploading as well, but its performance is inconsistent with larger files, and it doesn't provide the same kind of file and folder control offered by FTP.
See here for instructions on how to connect to and use FTP with your registered ProteoSAFe account.