Accessing Arvados Workbench


This guide covers modern Arvados Workbench web application, which may be referred to as “Workbench 2” to distinguish it from the previous Arvados Workbench web application (“Workbench 1”). Documentation for the classic Workbench can be found in older versions of the user guide . See also Workbench 2 migration for more information.

You can access the Arvados Workbench used in this guide using this link:

If you are using a different Arvados instance replace with your private instance in all of the examples in this guide.


Curii operates a public demonstration instance of Arvados called the Arvados Playground, which can be found at . Some examples in this guide involve getting data from the Playground instance.

Logging in

You will be asked to log in. Arvados uses only your name and email address for identification, and will never access any personal information. If you are accessing Arvados for the first time, the Workbench may indicate your account status is New / inactive. If this is the case, contact the administrator of the Arvados instance to request activation of your account.

Once your account is active, logging in to the Workbench will present you with an overview of your Home Projects. You are now ready to upload data or run your first workflow.

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