FastQC analysis using Cyverse Discovery Environment (DE)

Data we are using for this analysis came from Loraine et al, 2015 study. In the original study, there are 10 samples (Five Controls and heat treated). Here we are using only 3 samples for each group (3 control and 3 heat treated). These files were downloaded from NCBI’s Short Read Archive (SRA) using SRA toolkit.

First step of the data analysis is to check the quality of the sequences. For this purpose, we are using the FastQC tool on Cyverse DE.

Step 1: Login into Cyverse DE

First login to your Cyverse account using your name and password.


Then, go to your DE account.


Step 3: Performing FastQC analysis:

  1. Click on “Apps” button.

  2. Type “fastqc” in the search window and select the app shown in red arrow.


  1. Follow the direction as in the figure to select the folder where your results will be saved.

    Then, click on the small downward arrow (black circle).

  2. Click on “+” sign to select the fastq files.


  1. Go to the folder where you have your fastq files and select them as indicated in the

    figure below. Then launch the analysis. Once the analysis is complete, you will be notified via email.



Loraine AE, Blakley IC, Jagadeesan S, Harper J, Miller G, Firon N. Analysis and Visualization of RNA-Seq Expression Data Using RStudio, Bioconductor, and Integrated Genome Browser. Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1284:481-501. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2444-8_24. PubMed PMID: 25757788.