MyTardis began at Monash University to solve the problem of users needing to store large datasets and share them with collaborators online. Its particular focus is on integration with scientific instruments, instrument facilities and research storage and computing infrastructure; to address the challenges of data storage, data access, collaboration and data publication.
Key features for users
The MyTardis data management platform is a software solution that manages research data and the associated metadata. MyTardis handles the underlying storage to ensure that data is securely archived and provides access to the data through a web portal. Data hosted in MyTardis can also be accessed via SFTP.
Key features for instrument facilities
MyTardis takes care of distributing data to your users. Its instrument integration technology takes care of securely and automatically shifting data from instrument to repository and makes it accessible by the right users.
Developing for MyTardis
MyTardis is mostly written in the Python programming language and is built on top of the Django web framework. A complete installation of the service also includes an Elasticsearch index, a RabbitMQ-based task queue, an Nginx server, and a PostgreSQL database.
To set up and manage these services we employ the SaltStack orchestration software and cloud technologies.
Find out more
Project homepage http://mytardis.org
The source code is hosted at https://github.com/mytardis/mytardis
Documentation at http://mytardis.readthedocs.org includes
- User documentation
- Administrator documentation
- Developer documentation
The wiki at https://github.com/mytardis/mytardis/wiki includes
- Links to MyTardis add-ons, including apps and post-save filters
- Information about MyTardis community events
- Store.Synchrotron: https://store.synchrotron.org.au/
- Store.Monash: https://store.erc.monash.edu
- NIF ImageTrove: https://imagetrove.cai.uq.edu.au/
- MHTP Medical Genomics: https://mhtp-seq.erc.monash.edu/
- ANSTO: https://tardis.nbi.ansto.gov.au/
- Monash MyTardis Demo: https://mytardisdemo.erc.monash.edu/
Related projects and repositories
- MyData: https://github.com/mytardis/mydata
- A desktop application for managing uploads to MyTardis
- NIF ImageTrove: https://github.com/NIF-au/imagetrove
- NIF ImageTrove Docker deployment: https://github.com/UWA-FoS/docker-mytardis
- For ease of deployment, all of ImageTrove's components are packaged into a Docker container.
- NIF Trusted Data Repositories: https://github.com/NIF-au/TDR
- Delivering durable, reliable, high-quality image data
The default branch on GitHub is
develop. This is the cutting edge
development version. Please DO NOT use this in production, as it may have bugs
that eat your data.
master branch is the current stable release with all the latest bugfixes
included. It will move to newer versions automatically. Follow this branch
if you want to stay up to date in a production environment.
Each version has its own branch named by version number. At the time of
writing, the latest release is
3.8.1, tagged from the
branch. Follow this branch for your production installation and
perform version upgrades manually.
Each bugfix or set of fixes bumps the minor version and each new release is
3.8.2. Use tagged releases if you are paranoid about changes to
the code you have not tested yourself.
To follow development, please see the contributing section below.
Bug reports and feature requests can be made via our public issue tracker.
New contributors are always welcome, however all developers should review the pull-request checklist before making pull requests.
For any wishes, comments, praise etc. either open a GitHub issue or contact us.
Active developers are also welcome to join our Slack team.
Contact details can be found on mytardis.org.