Question: Alternative to Sage Synapse
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6.0 years ago by
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Danielk590 wrote:

Hi all, 

Sage Synapse ( is a very nice tool for data sharing within project as well as making data public, like in the TCGA pan can project. 

We've a project with data that we're not allowed to upload to synapse however, but would still like to use is in house. It does seem to be open source, at least in part and available at github. I have not been able to find clear installation instruction, however. 

Are there alternatives out there? Specifically, I want to


  • up-, download files programmatically
  • version control the files
  • allow users access to specific files
  • create relationships/provenances between files
  • built-in wiki is nice


thanks for any input, 



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ADD COMMENTlink modified 6.0 years ago by Sukhdeep Singh10k • written 6.0 years ago by Danielk590

Synapse is developed as a software-as-a-service offering, and build to run on AWS. Porting off this infrastructure would be quite difficult at this point and we don't currently have the engineering resources to support this.

It is possible to store store files externally and use the hosted version of Synapse to get much of the same functionality. Let us know at if you want to talk more.

ADD REPLYlink modified 4 months ago by RamRS27k • written 6.0 years ago by mike.kellen0
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6.0 years ago by
Sukhdeep Singh10k wrote:

What about, if might not suffice for large data files, unless you use some plugin or external file server integration.
It has `Git` and `wiki` and you can restrict users to specific files and projects.

ADD COMMENTlink written 6.0 years ago by Sukhdeep Singh10k
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