Taverna has now moved to the Apache Software Foundation. For updated information, see Apache Taverna (incubating).

Collaboration with caBIG

The US National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides an integrated biomedical informatics infrastructure called the cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG), to expedite the US cancer research community’s access to key bioinformatics platforms. In partnership with the cancer research community, the NCI has created a common, extensible informatics platform that integrates diverse data types and supports interoperable analytical tools.

caGrid is the underlying network and security platform for caBIG; it provides the basis for connectivity between all of the cancer community institutions in the US, allowing research groups to tap into the rich collection of emerging cancer research data while supporting their individual investigations.

One of the focuses of the caBIG programme is to provide the US cancer research community with a tool to orchestrate caBIG’s data and analytical services into workflows in order to automate and expedite the running of scientific experiments. They have selected the Taverna Workbench to integrate with caGrid and link their services together.

Read more about the collaboration with caBIG and the caGrid plugins for Taverna.