The Projects view is used to manage projects within the current tenant. Projects provide an access-controlled boundary for organizing and sharing resources created in the platform.
Use the "Show hidden projects" and "Only show favorite projects" checkboxes on the Projects view to filter hidden and favorited projects. These filters persist across sessions.
Note that there is a combined limit of 30,000 projects and bundles per tenant.

Create new Project

To create a new project, click the "New Project" button from the Projects view.
On the project creation screen, add information to create a project. See Project Details page for information about each field.
Required fields include:
  • Name
    • 1-255 characters
    • Must begin with a letter
    • Characters are limited to alphanumerics, hyphens, underscores, and spaces
  • Analysis Priority (Low/Medium(default)/High) This is balanced per tenant with high priority analyses started first and the system progressing to the next lower priority once all higher priority analyses are running. Balance your priorities so that lower priority projects do not remain waiting for resources indefinitely.
  • Project Owner
  • Entitlement Select your ICA entitlement (ICA_iap-XXXX) for the project. Entitlements beginning with ICA_basespace are reserved for sequencer integration.
  • Project Location (auto-selected based on Entitlement)
  • Storage Bundle (auto-selected based on Entitlement)
Click the Save button to finish creating the project. The project will be visible from the Projects view.

Create with Storage Configuration

Refer to the Storage Configuration documentation for details on creating a storage configuration.
During project creation, select the "I want to manage my own storage" checkbox to use a Storage Configuration as the data provider for the project.
With a storage configuration set, a project will have a 2-way sync with the external cloud storage provider: any data added directly to the external storage will be sync'ed into the ICA project data, and any data added to the project will be sync'ed into the external cloud storage.

Externally-managed projects

Illumina software applications built on top of ICA (ie, BSSH) use externally-managed projects to store resources, where the project is owned by the application and users in the tenant are limited to read-only access when accessing the project directly through ICA.
Projects are indicated as externally-managed in the projects overview screen by a project card with a light color and a lock symbol followed by "managed by app".