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Welcome to Flywheel


Flywheel is a research data platform that provides the tools needed for data import, automated curation, image processing, machine learning workflows, and secure collaboration.

Continue reading to learn more about how to get started in Flywheel as a user, administrator, or Gear developer.

Instruction Steps

Signing In

To begin the process the user will need to sign into Flywheel. Each Flywheel site has their own unique URL.

For example: One will most likely use their university or institution's credentials to sign in via CILogon.

Ask your Flywheel site admin if you are unsure of which authentication method to use. The Flywheel sign on page is displayed below.


Note: Your sign in screen will look different depending on which authentication methods your site uses.

Flywheel Basics

Getting Started: Users

If you are a new user, read through our Getting Started guide to get up and running with Flywheel:

Getting Started: Site Admin

If you are a new site admin, read through these articles to learn more about how to configure Flywheel to fit your research needs.

Setting up Flywheel - The basics for getting up and running with Flywheel are as follows:

  1. Create Groups and Projects
  2. Add Project Templates
  3. Create Users
  4. Custom Roles

Admin Tools

Once the basics are established, then go ahead and customize Flywheel to fit your workflow by using the following:

  1. Flywheel Gears
  2. Gear Rule Templates
  3. De-identification
  4. Data views

Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Tools to use when contacting Flywheel support or performing an audit:

  1. Jobs Log
  2. Access Log

Advanced Configuration

It is rare that one will need to update these configurations, but the following aids in assisting one to obtain a good understanding of their purpose:

  1. Applications
  2. Devices Page

Flywheel Concepts

Learn more about how Flywheel works by visiting the following link:

Getting Started: Gear Developer

To get started, one can also watch our Webinar series: Intro to Flywheel Gear Building or check out our Gear Building Tutorial.

SDK documentation can be found found on Gitlab:

  1. Python SDK
  2. Python SDK with R