Taverna LogoTaverna 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 offers a spreadsheet import service that allows you to import Excel or csv spreadsheets and feed the content into your workflow. There is also a plugin for OpenOffice/LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet which main aim is to allow calling bioinformatics services as spreadsheet functions.

Taverna has been created by the myGrid team and funded through the OMII-UK. The project has guaranteed funding till 2014.

The Taverna suite is written in Java and includes the Taverna Engine (used for enacting workflows) that powers both the Taverna Workbench (the desktop client application) and the Taverna Server (which allows remote execution of workflows). Taverna is also available as a Command Line Tool for a quick execution of workflows from a terminal.

 If you have been using Taverna in your research, please cite it using one of the following papers:

  • Missier, P.; Soiland-Reyes, S.; Owen, S.; Tan, W.; Nenadic, A.; Dunlop, I.; Williams, A.; Oinn, T. & Goble, C. Taverna, reloaded Scientific and Statistical Database Management, 2010, 471-481.
  • Hull, D.; Wolstencroft, K.; Stevens, R.; Goble, C.; Pocock, M. R.; Li, P. & Oinn, T. Taverna: a tool for building and running workflows of services Nucleic acids research, Oxford Univ Press, 2006, 34, W729-W732
  • Oinn, T.; Greenwood, M.; Addis, M.; Alpdemir, M. N.; Ferris, J.; Glover, K.; Goble, C.; Goderis, A.; Hull, D.; Marvin, D. & others Taverna: lessons in creating a workflow environment for the life sciences Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Wiley Online Library, 2006, 18, 1067-11006.

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