Collaborative DataSpace: User Guide

The CAVD DataSpace (CDS) data portal is a custom project developed by LabKey and the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch). The goal is to help researchers gain new insights from completed studies, making integrated data from all studies available within a web-based interface for browsing.

The CAVD DataSpace is available to the public. The documentation topics in this section cover how to use the Dataspace. They also serve as an example of how custom development can transform LabKey Server to suit unique application requirements.

Create an Account

  • If you don't already have an account, click Register Here.
    • Enter your email address and complete the verification code.
    • Click Register.
    • You will receive an email with a link valid only for your own email address. Click it.
    • Select a strong password, enter it twice, click Submit, and wait for the page to refresh.
    • Log in using your new password. On first log in you will need to complete the Member details panel.
    • Click Submit.
  • You will now be on the home page of the CAVD DataSpace.

Explore the DataSpace

The home page offers summary data, a variety of options for getting started, and both navigation links and filtering options in the right-hand panel. The banner menu includes: Contact us, Tools & links, Help, and Logout.

Getting Started

To get started using the DataSpace, explore these options for new users:

  • Watch the Getting Started Video: See the most powerful ways to explore the DataSpace
  • Take a Guided Tour: Tours give you helpful popover guidance through some key features, including the following:
    • Get Oriented
    • Find subjects
    • Plot data
    • View and export data
    • Learn about studies
    • Explore monoclonal antibodies
    • Using active filters
  • Try it out:
  • Tips, Tricks, & Takeaways: Open documentation to help you - listed by title here.
    • Learn about is a good place to start
    • Find data of interest
    • Use the filters
    • Know what's in the plot
    • There's more than meets the eye
    • How many viruses are too many?
    • Align plot by last vaccination
    • Getting around the DataSpace
    • More help is available using the Help menu in the top banner.

Navigation Links

The top panel of the right hand column provides navigation links to the following sections of the application:

Tools and Links

Useful references are provided on the Tools & links menu in the header bar.

  • DataSpaceR: R package on GitHub that allows users to programmatically access data in DataSpace
  • CATNAP: Provides analysis of data associated with HIV-1 neutralizing antibodies, including neutralization panel data, sequences and structures
  • CombiNAber: Predicts the neutralization of combinations of antibodies
  • bNAber: Compares and analyzes bNAb data
  • ImmuneSpace: A data management and analysis engine for the Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) network
  • CAVD DataSpace Twitter page
  • CAVD website and portal
  • HVTN website and portal


When the DataSpace site needs to be taken down for maintenance or to install an upgrade, an administrator will post a banner warning giving users notice of the timing and duration of outages.

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