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.
To begin the process the user will need to sign into Flywheel. Each Flywheel site has their own unique URL.
https://yourinstitution.flywheel.io. 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.
Getting Started: Users
If you are a new user, read through our Getting Started guide to get up and running with Flywheel:
Creating a Project - Create a project to hold all data related to a study
Adding Data - Getting new or historical data into Flywheel
Roles and Permissions - how roles and permissions affect what data you can see/interact with
Viewing Images - View, label, and annotate images
Gears - Automate data management tasks
Search - Finding data in Flywheel
Data views - Create reports across groups and projects
Downloading Data - Exporting data from 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:
Once the basics are established, then go ahead and customize Flywheel to fit your workflow by using the following:
Monitoring and Troubleshooting
Tools to use when contacting Flywheel support or performing an audit:
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:
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: