; 4. Download LocusZoom and run on your local unix machine
*[http://genome.sph.umich.edu/wiki/LocusZoom_Standalone Download LocusZoom] and [http://genome.sph.umich.edu/wiki/LocusZoom_Standalone#Sources_of_SQLite_database_tables associated databases]
=== Uploading Your Association Study Results ===
Association results can be uploaded to our web server using the [http://csg.sph.umich.edu/locuszoom/ plot your data webpage]. Result files are limited to 20Mb in size, which allows for a [[gzip|gzipped]] text table including key columns (marker name, p-value and sample size) for up to ~3 million SNPs. In our tests, a typical GWAS results file is ~17 Mb in size after imputation of HapMap SNPs. Once a file is uploaded, LocusZoom will remember the file for the duration of your web session allowing you to generate multiple plots. If you have a slow connection or would like to save time, you can upload results for a region or chromosome of interest only. Your results are entirely confidential and won't be viewed by us or anyone else (except those with whom you share them!)
To specify the region to be plotted, you will have to specify the name of a key marker in the region (typically, as an rs-number), name a gene of interest or provide appropriate genome coordinates. When displaying linkage disequilibrium, plotting will be very fast for small windows when HapMap CEU linkage disequilibrium is requested (because pairwise coefficients have been precomputed) and will be a bit slower for larger windows (because linkage disequilibrium coefficients must be computed on the fly).
If you include a sample size column in the result file, it will be used to control the size of each plotted marker.
=== Plotting of Pairwise Linkage Disequilibrium ===
In the main plot window, data points are colored according to their level of linkage disequilibrium (LD) of the each SNP with the index SNP. If users specify the region to display using an index SNP and flanking region, LD of all data points will be relative to the user-specified index SNP. If users specify the region to display using genome coordinates or a gene name, LocusZoom will automatically select the most significant SNP in the region as the index SNP. For all other SNPs in the plot, the color of the data point will reflect the pairwise LD with this index SNP. The default LD measure is r<sup>2</sup> calculated from the HapMap CEU population (release 22), but users have the option to replace this with D’ and of selecting the HapMap YRI, Hapmap CHB+JPT or 1000 Genomes CEU reference panels. Because we have pre-computed LD for all SNPs in HapMap CEU, plots will often generate more quickly if using the default LD information. SNPs with missing LD information are shown in grey.
=== Customizing the Display of Your Results ===
| Reference Population for LD
| This option allows the user to specify which reference panel is used to obtain LD estimates. The default is CEU from HapMap Phase II but users may select YRI or JPT+CHB from HapMap Phase II, or CEU from 1000 Genomes (August 2009 release).
| Highlight Region of Interest