Taverna is an open source and domain-independent Workflow Management System – a suite of tools used to design and execute scientific workflows and aid in silico experimentation.
Taverna has been created by the myGrid team and is currently funded though FP7 projects BioVeL, SCAPE and Wf4Ever.
The Taverna tools include the Workbench (desktop client application), the Command Line Tool (for a quick execution of workflows from a terminal), the Server (for remote execution of workflows) and the Player (Web interface plugin for submitting workflows for remote execution). Taverna Online lets you create Taverna workflows from a Web browser.

Taverna is moving to the Apache Incubator

Taverna has been accepted as an Apache Incubator project.
In short, this means:

For further details, see the presentation Taverna as an Apache Incubator project and sign up to the mailing list.

Top features

Integrated with other myGrid tools

  • myExperiment – workflow sharing environment for scientists
  • BioCatalogue – curated catalogue of Web services

Works with …

  • BioMart – data integration system for large scale data querying
  • SoapLab – Web services wrapping existing command-line analysis programs (such as EMBOSS sequence analysis)
  • SADI – semantic Web services described using SADI
  • RShell – software for statistical computing and graphics
  • Bioconductor – tools for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data
  • A number of third party plugins