Creating Analyses

After you have uploaded FASTQ files into your project in Cloud Analysis, you are ready to analyze your data. A video guide that explains the analysis creation process is included below. If you would prefer to utilize a written tutorial, please skip the video and read the instructions that follow.

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Video guide
Assigning library or feature types
Selecting files for analysis
Setting up your analysis

Video guide

Below is a step-by-step video demonstrating how to create a Cell Ranger analysis on 10x Genomics Cloud Analysis. In this example, one sample was processed in one GEM well and on one flow cell, as illustrated below. After BCL files are converted to FASTQ files (e.g., with Cell Ranger mkfastq or Illumina BCL software), the data can be analyzed with the Cell Ranger count pipeline.

(A single GEM well can yield multiple physical libraries: one Gene Expression library and one or more Feature Barcode libraries. The example below has one Gene Expression library.)


Assigning library or feature types

The FASTQ files that you have uploaded into your project have automatically been grouped into sets upon upload. In order to determine which pipeline is appropriate for your data, you must specify the library or feature type corresponding to the FASTQ sets that you are analyzing.

You may assign values one at a time using the dropdown selectors contained in each row of the table, highlighted in the screenshot below.

Individual assignment

If you have multiple FASTQ sets that share a library or feature type, you may select these rows in the table and apply a single library or feature type value to all selected rows using the selector that appears above the FASTQ file table, highlighted in the screenshot below.

Batch assignment


Selecting files for analysis

The Cell Ranger and Cell Ranger ARC pipelines, with the exception of the corresponding aggr pipelines, expect that all FASTQ files that are analyzed together are from a single GEM Well.

One or more sequencing libraries can be derived from a GEM Well. Additionally, one or more FASTQ sets can be generated for each sequencing library depending on the sequencing configuration. More details and examples can be found in the Cell Ranger documentation (for Single Cell Gene Expression and Immune Profiling data) and the Cell Ranger ARC documentation (for Multiome data).

In your project in Cloud Analysis, select the FASTQ sets that correspond to a single GEM Well and click the ‘Create New Analysis’ button to proceed.

Create analysis


Setting up your analysis

Depending on the types of data that are being analyzed, we will automatically open a setup form corresponding to our recommended pipeline for your data. By default, the newest versions are recommended. You may select older versions from the “Pipeline” field in the setup form.

Each field has a short description to explain the appropriate usage. If you need more information about any field, please consult the “Running Pipelines” pages of the Cell Ranger documentation (for Single Cell Gene Expression and Immune Profiling data) or the Cell Ranger ARC documentation (for Multiome data).

After entering values for all required fields and the appropriate optional fields, the “Run Analysis” button will be selectable. Clicking this button will initiate your pipeline run. Compute time will vary based on the size and types of data that you are analyzing, but typical runs take 1-2 hours. By default, you will receive an email notification when your analyses complete. If you would like to disable this notification, please update your preferences on your Account Settings.

After your analysis completes, you will be ready to download your output files. Learn more about downloading outputs.

Other experimental design workflows are described in the What is Cell Ranger? documentation and What is Cell Ranger ARC? documentation.

Example: Aggregating 3' Single Cell Gene Expression data from multiple GEM wells

For experiments with data from multiple GEM wells, each library must be analyzed with the Cell Ranger count pipeline first and then aggregated with the aggr pipeline. (A single GEM well can yield multiple physical libraries: one Gene Expression library and one or more Feature Barcode libraries. The example below has one Gene Expression library per GEM well.)

Here, 1k peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) and 10k PBMC datasets were each analyzed as separate runs of the Cell Ranger count pipeline. Select the FASTQ files for a given library, click Create New Analysis, and follow the set up form steps (e.g., as shown in video).

(Note: in the screenshot above, the Upload Path is blank for files uploaded with the Web Browser "Browse Files" option)

Once the count analyses are complete for each library, the aggregation option will be visible:

Click the Aggregate Multiple Analyses button to choose the datasets to aggregate and fill out the set up form to run the analysis. The 10x Cloud Analysis set up form autogenerates the aggregation CSV file; users do not need to create one. This file will be available for inspection and download after the analysis has been created.

For more detail about this particular example, see this Getting Started tutorial for Cell Ranger aggr (note that the tutorial was written for the command line version of the aggr pipeline).

Example: 3' Single Cell Gene Expression with Cell Multiplexing

In this case, there are two libraries - one Gene Expression library and one Multiplexing Capture (CMO) library.

For Cell Multiplexing data, select the FASTQ files corresponding to the Gene Expression library and specify library type as Single Cell 3' Gene Expression. Then, select the FASTQ files for the Multiplexing Capture library and specify feature type as CellPlex Multiplexing Capture. Click Create New Analysis.

Fill out the set up form to run the analysis. The form autogenerates the multi config CSV file; users do not need to create one. This file will be available for inspection and download after the analysis has been created.

For more detail about this particular example, see this Getting Started tutorial for Cell Ranger multi (note that the tutorial was written for the command line version of the multi pipeline).