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The Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV) is a high-performance visualization tool for interactive exploration of large, integrated genomic datasets. It supports a wide variety of data types, including array-based and next-generation sequence data, and genomic annotations.

IGV is best viewed using the HPRC portal.

  • Open your favorite web browser and go to
  • Log in using your NetID and password
  • Select 'Interactive Apps'
  • Select 'IGV'
  • Adjust the 'Number of hours' as needed.
  • Increase the 'Number of processors' to 20 for viewing large genomes
  • Click the blue 'Launch' button
  • Wait for your job to start and then click the the blue 'Launch noVNC in New Tab' button when it appears.
  • Navigate within IGV to find preconfigured genomes at /scratch/datasets/IGV
  • You can add your own genomes by creating a .fai index for your fasta file using samtools on the command line before launching IGV
    • module load SAMtools
    • samtools faidx my_genome.fasta
  • When you are finished using IGV, click the red 'Delete' button in the 'My Interactive Sessions' section to stop the IGV job.
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