The Cell Browser allows you to group related datasets into single-level collections. Collections will displayed in your cell browser alongside all of your other datasets; when you open a collection, it will show you all of the datasets within it.
First, to enable the collections feature, you must add a single line pointing to
the directory where all of your single-cell data lives to your
Next, for each dataset you would like to be a part of a collection,
collections line to the dataset’s
cellbrowser.conf, such as:
collections = ["organoids"]
This will create a single collection in your cell browser named
organoids. You can
specify multiple collection names separated by a comma (e.g.
Then, describe the menu entry for the collection by placing a
cellbrowser.conf for it somewhere within
collDir. This minimal
cellbrowser.conf file only needs to contains the
mkdir -p /celldata/organoids cd /celldata/organoids echo 'name="organoids"' > cellbrowser.conf echo 'shortLabel="Brain Organoids"' >> cellbrowser.conf echo 'tags=["10x"]' >> cellbrowser.conf
Now you can describe your collection as discussed under the Describing
datasets section. Put the
desc.conf file into the same directory as the
cellbrowser.conf you just created.
cbBuild for each of the datasets that you would like to be in the collection.
If you view your cell browser on the web, you should see this new collection present.
Additionally, when viewing a dataset in a collection, you can move quickly between
it and other datasets in the same collection using the “Collection” dropdown menu.