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Getting Started

This document provides guidance and information about:

  • The Apollo Service for Australian-based Researchers
  • Signing up for an Apollo instance

What is the Apollo Service and How do I get Started?

Apollo software package is a web-based tool for visualising genomic contents and manually improving gene predictions. It allows researchers to work on a reference genome collaboratively. Apollo Service provides Australian researchers with customised, local instances of the Apollo software for their genome projects. An Apollo Instance can support genomes of any size and is fully subsidised for Australian-based research groups and research consortia . Researchers can obtain an Apollo instance by applying for an account at

If you would like to know more about the funding and operation of Apollo Portal service please see our webpage

How do I Sign Up for an Apollo Instance?

Researchers can obtain an Apollo instance by applying for an account at the requested Apollo instance has been created, an Apollo admin login account will be provided to the nominated project administrator. The Apollo Team will contact you for further information if needed, usually within 2 business days.

In your application you must nominate:

  • A Principal Investigator who is affiliated with a recognised Australian academic or research institute.
  • Project administrator. This person manages the overall Apollo instance on behalf of the Lab/Consortium, and can add, share or delete any data for any organism associated with the Apollo instance, as well as add/remove any users, and also request the instance is shut down,

To sign up for an account

  1. Go to:
  2. Tick the box: “I confirm the principal investigator belongs to a recognised Australian Institute”
  3. Click “Register”