caGrid is part of caBIG (cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid), a US project to carry out eScience and bioinformatics in cancer research.
The myGrid team were funded by the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) to help caGrid integrate Taverna and caGrid, so that Taverna can find and use (secured) caBIG services.
The team wrapped a selection of typical non-caBIG services used by Taverna users so that they are annotated and comply with caBIG’s compatability requirements.
The work on the caGrid Project follows on from caGrid’s previous adoption of Taverna.
The paper “Combining the Power of Taverna and caGrid: Scientific Workflows that Enable Web-Scale Collaboration” has been written by Wei Tan, Ian Foster and Ravi Madduri.