myExperiment is a collaborative environment where scientists can safely publish their workflows and in silico experiments, share them with groups and find those of others. Workflows, other digital objects and bundles (called Packs) can now be swapped, sorted and searched like photos and videos on the Web. Unlike Facebook or MySpace, myExperiment fully understands the needs of the researcher and makes it really easy for the next generation of scientists to contribute to a pool of scientific methods, build communities and form relationships — reducing time-to-experiment, sharing expertise and avoiding reinvention. myExperiment is now the largest public repository of scientific workflows.
You can find workflows here; myExperiment has many different types of workflows, such as Taverna, Galaxy, Rapid Miner, Bio Extract, and Kepler. You can also share your workflows and their supporting files, either with your colleagues or with the wider world, or even make packs that group together related workflows and files, allowing people to download a whole body of work with a single click.
Of course, you can also find the other people on myExperiment, and create and join groups of people to collaborate. We also support tagging of workflows and files, and you can even review others' contributions right here on myExperiment.
The eIUS Project highlights the successful use of e-Infrastructure, in this case by researchers in Bioinformatics at the University of Manchester who, in collaboration with the myGrid Consortium, use the Taverna Workbench and the myExperiment virtual research environment to assist with the analysis and sharing of data relating to sleeping sickness (Trypanosomiasis) in African cattle.
In this case study, myExperiment is used as a collaboration platform, enabling the sharing of the workflows that describe the in silico experiments, together with both the input data files that the workflows use and the result analyses produced. The overall experiment was performed within the context of a private myExperiment group, allowing rapid sharing of the experimental artifacts while assuring everyone that nothing would be released to the wider public until the publications in conferences and journals were accepted.
The eIUS Project was funded by the JISC and supported by the University of Oxford and University of Manchester.
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myExperiment is currently supported by three European Commission 7th Framework Programme (FP7) projects: BioVeL (Grant no. 283359), SCAPE (Grant no. 270137), and the Wf4Ever Project (Grant no. 270192) as well as the e-Research South and myGrid EPSRC Platform grants.