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The Apache Taverna (incubating) team is pleased to announce the release of:

apache-taverna-commandline 3.1.0-incubatingapache-taverna-engine 3.1.0-incubatingapache-taverna-commonactivities 2.1.0-incubating This is the first major release of Apache Taverna since joining theApache Software Foundation incubator. [...]

2016 Synthetic Genome Summer Course

Applications are now open for the 2016 Synthetic Genome Summer Course – a one-week residential summer school package in Edinburgh, UK consisting of a 5-day workshop & a 2-day major international conference.  Suitable for people in research, industry, for students, DIYbio and more. Relevant for people at any stage in their career looking to expand their [...]

FAIRDOM webinars – facing your data management challenges with you!

Are you a student, researcher, project investigator, lab manager, institution, publisher, data provider or anyone else interested in data and model management in interdisciplinary life-sciences? Join our new webinar series launching Mon 25th Jan 2pm-2.45pm GMT. Our guest speaker for the first session will be Steven Wiley. To find our more about the webinar visit our webinar [...]

SEEK 1.0 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of SEEK version 1.0. This version of SEEK forms the base version for our new FAIRDOMHUB service, about which we will be releasing more details in the new year. Included in this version are some key new features: * Support for the self creation and administration of Programmes, and Projects within [...]

Course: Discovering Systems Biology Principles

Monday, November 23, 2015 to Friday, November 27, 2015A large part of systems biology is concerned with studying how the molecular networks inside living cells function. In parallel, mathematical models help systems biologists to figure it out. Offered by the VU University in Amsterdam, this 1-week course serves as an introduction to mathematical modeling as [...]

BioVeL – SEEK and Taverna addressing climate change

As a followup to the BioVeL project a group of researchers (including two of us from Manchester University) submitted a showcase to the Research Data Alliance Climate Data Challenge which was accepted. Even better it will be presented during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December. The showcase uses a configured [...]

Why publish and be so damned hard to find?

Chris Parr from Times Higher Education Interviewed Prof Carole Goble at JISC Digifest. You can read and listen to Carole’s views on the lack of transparency about academic research methods by clicking on the link below. [...]

Google Summer of Code Taverna Projects

The Apache Software Foundation has been accepted as a mentoring organization for the 2015 Google Summer of Code[1]. The full list of Apache GSOC projects[2] includes four Taverna-related projects[3] : a production-suitable command line tool, a databundle viewer, OGC WPS support and an Android App for Taverna. A production-suitable command line tool [4]======================================= This proposed GSOC project [...]

Apache officially given control of Taverna

The University of Manchester has now officially granted control of the Taverna source code to the Apache Software Foundation. The source code is now at git:// etc. View this post on Google+

BMC Informatics paper on format to reproduce a modelling project

The paper by Bergmann et al. describes the COMBINE archive and OMEX format for "the exchange of all the information necessary for a modeling and simulation experiment in biology". The format is related to that for Research Objects and there is a conversion tool between them. [...]