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Accessing Published Simulations

How do I access and run a simulation on o²S²PARC from the SPARC Portal?
Updated at: 07/20/2021

Accessing o²S²PARC from the SPARC Portal

From the SPARC Portal, you can view, interact with, and run several template computational pipelines that SPARC teams have published.

Getting Started

By clicking on the Run Simulation button, you can directly jump into the associated simulation pipeline on the o²S²PARC platform. Doing so, you will be logged into the platform with an "Anonymous User" status, which allows you to operate within the accessed study (change parameters, run simulations, view data, 3D models, results, etc.). What you will be able to modify or view will depend on the specific pipeline, as well as what the study creator has chosen to allow.


Anonymous Mode

A list of tutorials is provided on our documentation website under “ISAN Studies & Tutorials.” There you can find more information about some of the existing simulation datasets on the SPARC Portal, for example, the SPARC Nerve Activity Predictor contributed by Matt Ward from Purdue University. In this pipeline, double-clicking on the main computational node will bring you to a GUI where you can choose data to load, edit multiple parameters, run the machine-learning-based model, and view the results. SIM Image

When accessing studies as an "Anonymous User" through the SPARC Portal, the accessible functionality is a study-specific subset of the full platform functionality. Features such as setting up new or modifying existing studies, operating in the Dashboard, or using your own Jupyter notebooks, etc. are not available without a personal account.

Getting an Account

In order to take advantage of full o²S²PARC functionality, request an account at:

We are also recruiting beta testers for our platform. You would gain access to the pre-production stage of the platform, be among the first to explore brand new features, and be able to provide suggestions and guidance on additional features that you think could benefit the SPARC community. If you are interested, send us an email also at