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ARCitect QuickStart Videos

last updated at 2023-08-01
About this guide

In this guide we focus on how to use the ARCitect to create your ARC and structure, store and share your data.

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Before we can start

Please make sure

☑️ The latest version of the ARCitect is installed on your computer
☑️ You have a DataPLANT account
💡 Consider reading about the ARC


Before creating your own ARC, invest some time to think about the following questions.

💡 It might help to have this info ready in a text file. In particular, try to think about useful names (identifiers) for investigation, study and assay.

Quick overview of the ARCitects GUI layout

In this video you will get a quick overview of the ARCitects GUI layout:

Initiate the ARC folder structure

In this video you will learn how to use the ARCitect to create a new arc:

Your ARC's name

💡 By default, your ARC's name will be used:

  1. for the ARC folder on your machine
  2. to create your ARC in the DataHUB at https://git.nfdi4plants.org/<YourUserName>/<YourARC> (see next steps)
  3. as the identifier for your investigation

💡 Make sure that no ARC exists at https://git.nfdi4plants.org/<YourUserName>/<YourARC>. Otherwise you will sync to that ARC.

💡 Avoid spaces and special characters in your ARC's name

In this video you will see an illustration of the points mentioned:

Add details about your investigation

In this video you will learn how to add details about your investigation using the ARCitect:

Add contributors

In this video you will learn how to add information such as contact information to your investigation:

Add a study to your ARC

In this video, we will see how you can add a study to your ARC:

Add details about your study

In this video you will learn how to add details about your study:

Adding protocols to your study

In this video you can learn how you can add Protocols to our study:

Add an assay to your ARC

In this video, you can learn how you can add an assay to your ARC:

Add information about your assay

In this video we will see how we can add details about our assay:

Add protocols to your assay

In this video you will learn how you can add Protocols to an assay:

Add datasets to your assay

In this video you will learn how you can add datasets to an assay:

Share your ARC

In this video we will learn how we can authenticate ourselves using the architect to access Data Hub resources:

Commit your local state

In this video we will learn how we can create snapshots (a.k.a. commits) capturing the current state of our ARC:

Upload your ARC to the DataHUB

In this video you will learn how to push your local commit to the cloud a.k.a. the DataHUB:

--- Check if your ARC is successfully uploaded
  1. sign in to the DataHUB
  2. Check your projects

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