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Getting Started with ACAS

This page will help you get started with ACAS as quickly as possible. Our goal is to make you much more productive with automation.

We are passionate that our solution does exactly what you need it to do to make your job easier. If at any point the software does not do exactly what you need, we view this is an opportunity to make an improvement.

Please let us know how we can add features to our analysis, reports, and documentation !

If you can't find what you need, please email us at

Suggested First Steps

It should take about 10 minutes to get through the following reading. After your initial experiment, uploading a new experiment in ACAS takes about 60 seconds. Your experiment results will typically be available on-line about ten minutes later.

  1. Find the Try it Yourself and Sample Movies sections in the Assay guide for your specific assay.  Assay Guides here.
  2. Read the Calculating Pixel Resolution Guide.
  3. Follow the steps in Get Started by Running A Quick Analysis .  Following the quiz links will get you to the how-to-video that will be most appropriate for your situation.

Getting Help

  1. Look for the Help icon on select pages to get context sensitive help on a topic. metavi labs help icon
  2.  Browse the Documentation.

3. Go to the Help Center from any page by clicking the Help Center Icon that is on your navigation menu. metavi labs help center menu link

Setting Up your account

You will access your account with a custom URL (address that is used in your web browser).  The best practice is to use the name of your university/company plus additional text that uniquely identifies your group within your organization.  Please record this URL and bookmark it in your browser.

Watch this how-to video to learn how to set up your account.

Get Started by running a Quick Analysis

Using your 15 free jobs per month (you can purchase more any time), give the system a try. The following video takes just a couple of minutes and will give you the information you need to create your first experiment in ACAS.

In the following link you will find your assay guide to get the details for the assay you will be using.

How to Purchase Analysis Jobs

ACAS Help Center

The following link take you to the ACAS help center where you will find all the supporting documentation.

If at any point our documentation leaves you with open questions, please don't hesitate to send us an email. Also, if our software does not provide the data you need, or the algorithm does not appear to be working as expected, we are happy to make changes. Many tweaks to the software can be done in one to two weeks.

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