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 and SCAPE. In the past it received funding from the OMII-UK, EPSRC, ESRC and BBSRC.
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.

Integrated with other myGrid tools

  • myExperiment – social networking and workflow sharing environment for scientists
  • BioCatalogue – curated catalogue of Web services for Life Sciences

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Works with …

  • BioMart – robust 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 the SADI framework
  • 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