Open Methods Open Methods provide transparent access to the process The user controls and understands the data processing and transformation From Black Box to White Box
The Method Store: VISION A repository that facilitates the collaborative development of methodologies and stops the community re-inventing the methodological wheel. A framework that is not intimidating for users, allowing all sectors of the domain to participate, but allows potentially rich data objects to be submitted (such as Taverna workflows). A system that allows links to be drawn between methodologies to indicate, for example, synergy, workflow or provenance. An environment which captures the cloud of discussion/narrative surrounding the development or forking of a method.
The Method Store: VISION What is proposed is a methodology store: an environment within which methods, algorithms etc. can be • deposited, • shared, • tagged, • linked, • chained, • developed.