The Taverna team is led by Professor Carole Goble of the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, UK. The Taverna team is part of the larger multi-institutional myGrid team involved in many other projects. You can find out a bit more about the history of myGrid.
In the past, the development of Taverna was split between the University of Manchester and EBI. Tom Oinn, who used to be located at EBI, was responsible for much of Taverna 1 and was the lead designer for Taverna 2. The current Taverna team is located in Manchester.
The core team who currently work on Taverna consist of a group of software and workflow developers, researchers and outreach people. They are listed here in alphabetical order.
- Ian Dunlop (software developer)
- Donal Fellows (software developer)
- Robert Haines (software developer)
- Georgina Moulton (outreach)
- Alexandra Nenadic (software developer)
- Stuart Owen (software developer)
- Dmitry Repchevsky from Barcelona Supercomputing Center
- Stian Soiland-Reyes (software developer)
- Shoaib Sufi (project manager)
- Alan Williams (software developer)
- David Withers (software developer)
- Katy Wolstencroft (workflow design, research and outreach)
Taverna is not just developed by the Taverna team. As an open source project, its development relies on the contributions of many others as well:
- Matthew Gamble, developed the DataPlayground
- Yoshinobu Kano from the Tsujii Laboratory at the University of Tokyo, Japan, developed a U-compare text-mining plugin for Taverna
- Eddie Kawas from the BioMoby Consortium, responsible for most of BioMoby support within Taverna
- Hajo Krabbenhoft, working on the ARC (UseCase/External Tools) plugin for Taverna
- Ingo Wassink from the University of Twente, Netherlands, wrote the RShell support in Taverna
See the list of our closest collaborating institutions and projects.
There are also people who previously worked in the team but who have now either left to work elsewhere or whose institution is no longer involved directly in myGrid:
- Jiten Bhagat (software developer)
- Sergejs Aleksejevs (student intern/software developer)
- Paolo Missier (research and provenance)
- Rory Newton (software developer)
- Tom Oinn (software developer at the time located at EBI)
- Paul Fisher (workflow design and research)
- Rishi Ramgolam (software developer)
- Mannie Tagagira (student intern/software developer)
- Franck Tanoh (outreach)
- Many others