LOFAR resources & sources of information

This site acts as the "public face" of the TKP. However, much essential information for members is available through other services for which you will need to register separately. This page acts as a guide.


All development is managed through GitHub as part of the transientskp project. Access to some repositories is avaialble to project members only: contact [email protected] to register.

Documentation for the Transients Pipeline and related tools is available through our documentation site.

Problem reports and feature requests should go through the LOFAR Issue Tracker.

Document repository

Provide access to documentation produced by members of the TKP. Access is only provided to TKP members. Please contact [email protected] to register.

Documents available include:

The LOFAR Wiki

The LOFAR Wiki is a central information sources maintained by the Radio Observatory at ASTRON. It contains information on all aspects of LOFAR operations. A specific area has been set aside for TKP use.

In order to use the wiki, you will have to register. Note that you will need to provide an e-mail address corresponding to a recognised institution to verify your identity: Gmail, Hotmail etc addresses will be rejected.

The LOFAR Issue Tracker

The Issue Tracker is the place to report bugs in the LOFAR system and to register requests for future features. Once again, separate registration is required. After registering, you also need to contact the administrator to ensure your account is properly activated. More information is available from the Wiki.

The LOFAR Users' Forum

The LOFAR Users' Forum provides a place for announcements and for informal discussion between LOFAR users. It is a convenient place to touch base with commissioners and to see if others are struggling with the same problems you are. Once again, separate registation is necessary: see the front page, linked above.

LOFAR User Software repository

The User Software Repository contains code and documentation covering science pipelines and end-user tools designed to work with LOFAR. Anonymous read access is allowed, so you can directly check out a working copy with no registration allowed. More information is available if you require write access.

LOFAR System Software repository & bug tracker

The System Software Repository contains software that is fundamental to the functioning of of the LOFAR system, but not often relevant to end users.

Lofarcni Twitter account

The (private) lofarcni Twitter account has been set up to inform LOFAR users about changes in the computer and network infrastructure. There is also a mailing list with a similar purpose: details are available on the forum.