Jiten Bhagat University of Manchester David De Roure – University of Southampton Carole Goble – University of Manchester Don Cruickshank – University of Southampton Marco Roos – University of Amsterdam www.myexperiment.org myExperiment: social software for sharing workflows
myExperiment makes it really easy for the next generation of scientists to contribute to a pool of scientific workflows, build communities and form relationships. It enables scientists to share, reuse and repurpose workflows and reduce time-to-experiment, share expertise and avoid reinvention.
Use myExperiment to… Build packs of related content Share your workflows and files Control access to your workflows and files Find workflows and files that others have shared Maintain and use different versions of workflows Tag and rate workflows and files Write reviews and comments Have discussions and collaborate Create and join groups of similar interests Find people and make friends Send messages to other people on myExperiment Build your profile and reputation
myExperiment can provide a central location for workflows from one community/group
myExperiment allows you to say
Who can look at your workflow
Who can download your workflow
Who can modify your workflow
Who can run your workflow
myExperiment aids reuse because workflows can be discovered not just by what they do but based on how they are used by the community , with tags and reviews adding to the ‘collective intelligence’.
Workflows have friends (and social metadata) too!
Emphasising social networking around the workflows.
Attributions show what workflows/files it’s based on (= reuse/repurpose).
myExperiment is not just about workflows, it’s about sharing digital objects, which include data, results, provenance information, tags, associated documentation, etc. … collected together to form scientific research objects , for example to record an experiment.
myExperiment functionality can be accessed through simple RESTful APIs so that it can be accessed through existing interfaces, including wikis, web pages… and Taverna. Also enables the creation of other interfaces such as Google Gadgets, myExperiment add-ons for sites such as Facebook and functionality mashups over myExperiment.
For more information… http://www.myexperiment.org http://wiki.myexperiment.org http://rubyforge.org/projects/myexperiment/ Mailing list - [email_address] http://www.mygrid.org.uk http://www.biocatalogue.org Mailing list - [email_address]