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Data Discovery Portal and Confluence Maintenance


Dear Users,

We will be updating the Data Discovery Portal to align with the latest main programme data release v13. The application will be unavailable 09:00-14:00 21st October, while we complete the update.

There will also be a short outage of Confluence, which hosts the RE help pages, 20:00-22:00 14th October.

We apologise if this causes any disruption to your work.

Best wishes,

Genomics England

Participant Explorer Update


Dear Users,

We will be updating the Participant Explorer with the following new features:

  • Compare multiple participants: view the combined medical history timeline of up to 12 participants 
  • Group clinical codes on the timeline based on subsumption 

The application will be temporarily unavailable during the update, the estimated outage will be 9:00-12:00 Thursday 14th October. For more information about the Participant Explorer, please see the Help documentation at

We apologise if this interrupts your work at all.

Best wishes,
Genomics England

HPC Helix disruption: 7th-14th September


Dear Users,

We would like to make you aware of an upcoming disruption in HPC Helix for 7 days between the 7th and 14th September, during which jobs are expected to remain in a pending state for a longer time.

The reason for this is to complete internal collaborative work regarding the phasing of aggV2. A substantial number of nodes will be reserved (30/50n) within this period. After this, the reservation will be reduced to a lower impact (5/50n) for another couple of days, after which the reservation will be removed, and we expect your jobs to return to normal. Please bear in mind that all jobs that have been paused or pending will start again, so there may still be some delays after the reservation period.

You can still submit jobs as per usual during this period, but this is an advanced notice that they may be in the queue for a longer period or that they may become suspended for a certain amount of time.

Finally, we will need to start draining jobs from the nodes reserved for the upcoming phasing work. Therefore, jobs submitted to the long queue one week before the reservation period and jobs submitted to other queues 24 hours before the reservation period will experience more pending states. We want to emphasise that users can submit long jobs during the draining phase, but these will not be dispatched until at least the 7th of September.

We apologise for any impact on your work, but we aim to share these valuable data with the research community at a later stage.

Best wishes,

Genomics England