HipSci data has been made available in a Track Hub for visualisation within the UCSC and Ensembl genome browsers. This allows users to place HipSci data in the context of external resources and annotations built in to these browsers. This page describes how to attach the HipSci Track Hubs to the UCSC and Ensembl genome browsers and then how to configure and customise them.
Accessing the Track Hubs
The Track Hubs can be accessed directly using the following links:
HipSci Track Hubs are also registered in the Track Hub Registry to enable broad discovery and reuse. From the Track Hub Registry home page you can search for ‘hipsci’ to obtain information about the latest release of the HipSci Track Hub, this service also provides direct links to the UCSC and Ensembl genome browsers. The Track Hub text files are hosted from our FTP site.
Track Hub configuration
By default, only a few tracks are visible upon initial loading of the Track Hub, with the remainder hidden from view. Both Ensembl and UCSC have powerful configuration interfaces to load different cell lines and data formats into the displayed view. The Track Hubs are fully navigable with the ability to jump to a specific genomic location, the pages support zooming to change the amount of the chromosome in view as well as search functions to look for particular genomic features.
You can configure which cell lines and data types are available in the browser view by:
More information on customising UCSC Track hub views is available from their help page.
Please be aware that depending on how many tracks and data types have been selected, Track Hubs can take time to load and update due to the quantity of data that is being processed in order to display your view.