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Announcement Scheduled down time: 14th November 2018 @ 18:00 UTC

Wednesday 07 November 2018 15:07:35 (UTC)

myExperiment will be unavailable due to network maintenance from:Wednesday 14th November 2018 @ 18:00 UTCto:Thursday 15th November 2018 @ 09:00 UTCApologies for any inconvenienc...

Announcement Downtime & database rollback

Tuesday 09 October 2018 14:28:20 (UTC)

We are currently investigating the server instability that has caused intermittent downtime over the last few days.The database has been rolled back to a snapshot from 2018-10-0...

Announcement SSL on myExperiment

Monday 16 January 2017 16:26:15 (UTC)

SSL is now enabled on myExperiment.orgTo maintain compatibility with clients using our API, we are still running the HTTP version of the site in parallel, and only certain pages...

Announcement Maintenance downtime - 2016-07-25

Thursday 21 July 2016 12:56:43 (UTC)

myExperiment will be down briefly on Monday 25th July while maintenance work is carried out at our data-centre.This work should take no more than 15 minutes. 

Announcement Google Summer of Code Taverna projects

Wednesday 04 March 2015 11:04:00 (UTC)

Hello everybody,The Apache Software Foundation has been accepted as a mentoring organization for the 2015 Google Summer of Code. The full list of Apache GSOC projects inclu...

Announcement New style

Tuesday 03 February 2015 11:40:25 (UTC)

We have updated the main layout of myExperiment to tidy up and reduce the amount of space taken up by the main navigation bar and menus. If you have any comments on the new...

Announcement "Software is fundamental to research" petition

Thursday 16 October 2014 12:59:29 (UTC)

Dear colleagues,The Software Sustainability Institute ( have started a petition to gather support to recognise the fundamental importance of software to resea...

Announcement myExperiment Feature Survey

Thursday 29 May 2014 10:36:21 (UTC)

The myExperiment team are planning a refresh of the myExperiment site and service. In order to help us with this, we'd like to know the features and services that ...

Announcement Taverna 2.5.0 released

Thursday 17 April 2014 15:43:39 (UTC)

Taverna 2.5.0 Workbench and Command Line Tool are now available to download from

Announcement myExperiment Maintenance 5th-6th February 2014

Tuesday 04 February 2014 15:32:26 (UTC)

myExperiment may be down briefly sometime between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning whilst an update is performed.Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Announcement myExperiment updates 13-15 November 2013

Tuesday 12 November 2013 11:29:38 (UTC)

We will be updating the implementation of the myExperiment service this week to make it better able to support everyone in the future: some aspects of the service may be at...

Announcement Content availability 8 August 2013

Friday 09 August 2013 06:28:12 (UTC)

Content was unavailable for a short period in the morning of 8 August when a problem arose in the pipeline generating Linked Data from the live myExperiment content.&n...

Announcement myExperiment Release

Friday 24 May 2013 12:51:36 (UTC)

A new version of the myExperiment code base was released on 08/05/13. New features include:A removal of the right hand side bar. User comments had suggested that too much screen...

Announcement myExperiment Release

Monday 08 April 2013 14:46:53 (UTC)

The next release of myExperiment is planned for the 22-04-2013. New features to be incorporated into the next release are:A reorganisation of the side bar. Users have reported t...

Announcement New server hardware

Friday 21 December 2012 13:03:26 (UTC)

The myExperiment service has moved to new hardware. If there are any issues about the move then please don't hesitate to contact me at Thanks, Don.

Announcement Software Sustainability Institute Fellowships

Wednesday 19 September 2012 10:56:32 (UTC)

 A Fellowship at the Software Sustainability Institute provides researchers from all disciplines with £3000 to spend on travel and more. The deadl...

Announcement Downtime 12th Sept 2012

Thursday 13 September 2012 09:27:01 (UTC)

Yesterday (12th September 2012) we experienced a hardware failure on the myExperiment service resulting in the downtime for much of the working day. We've reinstated the service...

Announcement BioCatalogue Upgrade

Friday 10 August 2012 16:11:34 (UTC)

Please be aware that The BioCatalogue will be undergoing maintenance on Tuesday August 14th 2012 between 08:30 and 15:00 BST. Searching and browsing services in myExperiment wi...

Announcement myExperiment downtime

Wednesday 08 August 2012 16:39:09 (UTC)

We suffered a hardware failure this morning and have had to move the entire service onto one machine. As a result myExperiment will be alittle slower than usual. We dont believe...

Announcement myExperiment is now available from Galaxy

Friday 13 July 2012 12:14:06 (UTC)

We're very pleased to announce that myExperiment can now be accessed easily from Galaxy, the open, web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research. Galaxy users c...

Announcement myExperient downtime

Thursday 07 June 2012 10:08:27 (UTC)

myExperiment suffered downtime from 3am this morning when we had a problem with the main web server. Service was restored at around 11am UK time. We don't believe there's been a...

Announcement Many DDBJ web services unavailable until further notice

Thursday 24 May 2012 08:29:05 (UTC)

We have been advised that many of the WSDL web services hosted by the DNA Databank of Japan (DDBJ) will be unavailable until further notice. Details can be found on the DDBJ web...

Announcement use of Google Analytics will cease

Monday 14 May 2012 17:38:37 (UTC)

In announcement 50 on 25 May 2011, with Article 5(3) of the EU e-Privacy Directive in mind, we advised that makes use of cookies for Google Analy...

Announcement Calling Galaxy users!

Thursday 10 May 2012 20:30:04 (UTC)

NB This announcement has been superseded by the July 2012 launch of myExperiment in Galaxy (DDeR 2012-07-14). Are you a user of the Galaxy open, web-based platform fo...

Announcement Taverna 2.4.0 Workbench and Command Line Tool release

Friday 04 May 2012 15:49:57 (UTC)

The Taverna team are pleased to announce that Taverna 2.4.0 Workbench and the Command Line Tool are now available for download Here are a number of new features in the Workbe...

Announcement BioCatalogue synchronization

Friday 17 February 2012 16:13:52 (UTC)

The synchronization process is now working again.  If there are any issues then please report them to Many thanks, Don.

Announcement BioCatalogue synchronization

Thursday 16 February 2012 16:10:17 (UTC)

We are in the process of fixing the BioCatalogue synchronization.  We expect to resume the service by the end of Friday. Don.

Announcement No expected disruption due to University of Southampton planned network outage

Monday 02 January 2012 19:47:35 (UTC)

The myExperiment wiki is hosted at University of Southampton where electrical works taking place in the University Data Centre will affect IT services between January 3rd and 6t...

Announcement 10min myExperiment demo video

Wednesday 23 November 2011 12:27:11 (UTC)

A video is available of David De Roure's 10min myExperiment demo at the Microsoft 2011 eScience Workshop: Transforming Scholarly Communication held October 23–25, 2011 in ...

Announcement Scientific Social Objects

Monday 24 October 2011 18:00:15 (UTC)

Sean Bechhofer presented Scientific Social Objects at the 1st International Workshop on Social Object Networks held in conjunction with 3rd IEEE Conference on Social C...

Announcement Services Tab

Thursday 06 October 2011 13:45:26 (UTC)

We are pleased to announce the new Services Tab.  This new tab provides a searchable interface to information about Web Services, to assist myExperiment users with workflow...

Announcement Topics Tab

Thursday 06 October 2011 11:51:13 (UTC)

We are happy to announce the release of the Topics explorer tab, developed in collaboration with the Database Research Group at the University of Pennsylvania. Topics explorer u...

Announcement SSI Agent Travel Grants for UK-based Early Career Researchers

Monday 25 July 2011 16:45:10 (UTC)

Thousands of pounds are available for UK-based researchers who want to travel. If you use software in your research and you have a good understanding of what’s happenin...

Announcement Release of Taverna 2.3.0 Workbench and Command Line Tool

Thursday 14 July 2011 15:57:18 (UTC)

The Taverna team are pleased to announce that Taverna 2.3.0 Workbench and the Command Line Tool are now available for download. Taverna 2.3.0 includes new service types, inte...

Announcement EU Cookie Directive - myExperiment uses Google Analytics

Wednesday 25 May 2011 10:36:32 (UTC)

Article 5(3) of the EU e-Privacy Directive requires that users have been informed about the use of cookies, the purpose that the cookie will be used for and the right to opt-out...

Announcement New reasoning support in SPARQL endpoint

Monday 25 April 2011 13:09:09 (UTC)

The myExperiment SPARQL endpoint has been upgraded to support RDFS reasoning - if you go to the SPARQL endpoint web page you'll find a checkbox to enable reasoning, and there's ...

Announcement e-Galaxy uses myExperment to bring Taverna and Galaxy together

Monday 14 March 2011 08:49:31 (UTC)

Kostas Karasavvas has announced e-Galaxy, a new application that is a first step towards making Galaxy ( and Taverna 2 more interoperable. It allows for t...

Announcement Webinar on Taverna, myExperiment and BioCatalogue on March 8th 2011

Thursday 27 January 2011 13:40:01 (UTC)

A live webinar on Taverna, myExperiment and BioCatalogue will be held by Paul Fisher on March 8th, 2011 at 16:00 GMT on BitesizeBio. For details see

Announcement Workflow Forever Project Kicks Off in Madrid

Friday 10 December 2010 23:29:40 (UTC)

We're pleased to announce the launch of the new wf4ever project, which will be providing methods and tools required to ensure the long-term preservation of scientific workflows ...

Announcement New Filter Feature

Thursday 02 December 2010 11:14:21 (UTC)

Hi - You'll see something new on the Workflows tab...  we now have filters down the left hand side to help you navigate myExperiment's growing content (this is also on the ...

Announcement Microsoft eScience Workshop 2010

Tuesday 12 October 2010 20:46:32 (UTC)

Several of our "e-Laboratories" projects are featured at this year's  Microsoft eScience Workshop in Berkeley, California, October 11-13. These inc...

Announcement UK e-Science All Hands Meeting

Friday 17 September 2010 23:37:58 (UTC)

myExperiment was exhibited on the e-Research South booth at this year's UK e-Science All Hands meeting in Cardiff, UK, September 13-16, where members of the team and many of our...

Announcement myExperiment and e-Research South

Friday 27 August 2010 09:17:53 (UTC)

We're pleased to announce that myExperiment has joined the portofilio of projects in the e-Research South consortium. This means it is now part of two consortia funded by EPSRC,...

Announcement More workflow systems in the pipeline

Tuesday 24 August 2010 13:02:32 (UTC)

 This is a heads-up that we'll be announcing support for the Galaxy and Meandre systems in coming weeks...   Galaxy is aimed at experimental biologists and developer...

Announcement Taverna 2.2.0 Workbench and Command Line Tool are released

Wednesday 07 July 2010 17:53:56 (UTC)

The Taverna team are pleased to announce that Taverna 2.2.0 Workbench and the Command Line Tool are now available for download. Taverna 2.2.0 includes improvements to the Work...

Announcement myExperiment publishes Linked Data

Friday 02 July 2010 16:56:50 (UTC)

 We are pleased to announce that myExperiment has been updated to comply with Linked Data guidelines and is now accessible to Linked Data tools. For further information se...

Announcement Papers that mention myExperiment

Wednesday 23 June 2010 09:31:24 (UTC)

We've updated the myExperiment wiki page that lists papers that mention or feature myExperiment (but were not written by the core myExperiment team). It's on http://wiki.myexper...

Announcement myExperiment paper published in Web Server issue of Nucleic Acids Research

Friday 28 May 2010 06:41:55 (UTC)

We're pleased to announce that an article on myExperiment has just been published online for the 2010 Web Server issue of Nucleic Acids Research. The abstract is onhttp://nar.o...

Announcement Workflow system descriptions

Monday 26 April 2010 16:57:57 (UTC)

 A new feature has just gone live - when people click on the workflow type in a workflow display (e.g. clicking on "Taverna 2" ), a page is displayed describing t...

Announcement myExperiment and BioCatalogue

Friday 09 April 2010 15:31:48 (UTC)

  BioCatalogue is a sister project of myExperiment - it provides a curated catalogue of Life Science Web Services. If you've not used it, check out http://www.biocata...

Announcement New team member

Monday 05 April 2010 05:41:06 (UTC)

 Welcome to Marcus Ramsden who has recently joined the myExperiment team.  Marcus has a background in EPrints - see or...

Announcement Taverna 2.1.2 released

Friday 02 April 2010 23:28:47 (UTC)

The myGrid team are proud to announce the release of Taverna Workbench 2.1.2.   The release of Taverna Workbench 2.1.2 includes fixes and improvements to the user inter...

Announcement Additional Support for BioExtract Workflows

Sunday 28 March 2010 13:24:26 (UTC)

myExperiment now has additional support for uploading BioExtract Server workflows   Users can now do a "one click&...

Announcement Linked Data Support

Sunday 28 March 2010 13:18:52 (UTC)

This is an update and “call for interest”   After experiments on our test servers, and consultation with some of the experts in the linked data and repositori...

Announcement Taverna 2.1 has arrived !

Friday 18 December 2009 11:11:38 (UTC)

The Taverna team are happy to announce that Taverna 2.1 is now available for download at It includes many new features and b...

Announcement myExperiment and Electronic Laboratory Notebooks for Experimental Laboratory Science

Thursday 11 June 2009 22:30:10 (UTC)

A new project to link the myExperiment system with two existing electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) systems developed in Southampton, currently in use in several departments, h...

Announcement Taverna and myExperiment video released on YouTube

Sunday 07 June 2009 12:39:12 (UTC)

A short video about Taverna and myExperiment has been released on YouTube on                 http:/...

Announcement myExperiment Phase 2 funding announced

Thursday 07 May 2009 23:55:53 (UTC)

We're pleased to announce that JISC has awarded myExperiment a second phase of funding, in which myExperiment will be integrated with EPrints in Southampton and the new Fedora-b...

Announcement Statistics changes

Tuesday 03 March 2009 11:08:57 (UTC)

We've made some changes to the statistics that myExperiment captures about your content: View and download statistics are now split into those made directly from myExperi...

Announcement myExperiment in the press

Thursday 01 January 2009 20:22:06 (UTC)

Our paper "Software Design for Empowering Scientists", which discusses the design principles of Taverna and myExperiment, has appeared in the January/February 2009 iss...

Announcement Taverna 2.0 is released

Wednesday 17 December 2008 17:37:43 (UTC)

Hello everyone, Taverna 2.0 the first release of Taverna 2 - the new improved version of Taverna - is available for download. Taverna 2 workflows have new capabilities but ...

Announcement myExperiment in Indianapolis

Friday 12 December 2008 20:44:45 (UTC)

We've had a great week at the eScience events in Indianapolis, with three myExperiment presentations and one on Biocatalogue.  The slides for the main myExperiment talk are...

Announcement Public beta of Taverna 2 is released

Tuesday 18 November 2008 17:11:26 (UTC)

Taverna 2 beta 1 the public beta for Taverna 2 is now available for download from Taverna 2 itself is scheduled for release in December 2008. Taverna ...

Announcement Group Announcements, Pack Downloads, Sent Messages and more

Thursday 23 October 2008 00:44:54 (UTC)

We're very pleased to announce a number of new features in response to feedback from myExperiment users: Group announcements - group admins can now make public or private...

Announcement NEW: Upload any type of Workflow you want...

Thursday 23 October 2008 00:35:46 (UTC)

The myExperiment team is very pleased to announce that myExperiment can now store any type of workflow, not just Taverna ones.  This means that you can upload any file as a...

Announcement New talks

Wednesday 15 October 2008 00:14:56 (UTC)

Carole’s latest talk is now available on the myExperiment wiki – called "Curating Data? Curating Services!", it was delivered last week at the 21st Interna...

Announcement myExperiment design paper published

Thursday 07 August 2008 12:05:32 (UTC)

A paper on the designof myExperiment has just been published online by the Future Generation Computer Systems journal.  It's called The Design and Realisation of the myEx...

Announcement Significant changes to Biomart filters and attributes! Please check your workflows!

Monday 04 August 2008 15:48:55 (UTC)

There have been changes to existing attributes and filters in Biomart release 50. The complete list is below. If your Biomart query uses any of the changes below please update...

Announcement myExperiment has 1000 registered users

Monday 28 July 2008 15:26:02 (UTC)

We're pleased to announce that we've just reached the 1000 user mark! The latest 50 users or so are down to our appearance last week at the 9th annual Bioinformatics Open Sourc...

Announcement New myExperiment and WHIP plugin for Taverna

Monday 28 July 2008 15:07:55 (UTC)

For all Taverna users out there, we have developed a (beta) plugin that allows you to browse myExperiment, search for workflows, view tag clouds, view workflows and open th...

Announcement new and improved for developers

Monday 28 July 2008 15:02:03 (UTC)

We're pleased to announce that we've remodelled the myexperiment wiki to support the myExperiment developer community. There is now a Developers' section where those of you dev...

Announcement Packs - collect things together and share them!

Sunday 06 July 2008 14:46:35 (UTC)

Have you ever wanted to group together your research work, create collections of workflows or build a list of resources for a specific purpose? We are pleased to announce a new...

Announcement Improved look and feel

Friday 23 May 2008 08:50:55 (UTC)

We’ve been listening to you and are continually improving the user experience in myExperiment. We’ve made numerous style and layout changes to enhance the look and ...

Announcement Looking inside your workflow

Friday 23 May 2008 06:40:10 (UTC)

  You can now see more information about the internals of a Taverna workflow.  On the workflow page, scroll down to the bottom of the version box and you will see a n...

Announcement REST API

Friday 23 May 2008 06:38:52 (UTC)

  You can now access myExperiment through the REST API, so you can bring myExperiment functionalities through in your favourite apps/interfaces/mashups. See http://www.m...

Announcement myExperiment server upgrade

Friday 28 March 2008 12:00:47 (UTC)

The hardware upgrade is complete.  Please report any issues via the feedback page. Thanks, The myExperiment team.

Announcement myExperiment server upgrade

Thursday 27 March 2008 16:06:01 (UTC)

The myExperiment server will be down at 9-11am GMT on 28th March for hardware upgrade.

Announcement Performance improvements

Tuesday 11 March 2008 10:22:35 (UTC)

myExperiment has been experiencing a lot of interest lately and thus a bigger load than usual. As a result we have introduced performance improvements on some areas of the site ...

Announcement myExperiment in IEEE Intelligent Systems

Saturday 08 March 2008 10:56:15 (UTC)

myExperiment is discussed by Jim Hendler in his article Reinventing Academic Publishing, Part 3 in IEEE Intelligent Systems January/February 2008, page 2-3.

Announcement myExperiment mentioned in Nature magazine!

Tuesday 26 February 2008 12:25:38 (UTC) has been mentioned in Nature magazine, Volume 451 Number 7181 pp1024-1025 (February 2008). See here or here.

Announcement Updated Group sharing!

Wednesday 06 February 2008 17:30:00 (UTC)

The Group sharing functionality on myExperiment has just been revamped! When you upload a new Workflow or File, in the Sharing box you will get the option to explicitly share t...

Announcement New updates and additions

Thursday 31 January 2008 16:12:28 (UTC)

In true 'perpetual beta' fashion, we continue our updates and additions to myExperiment: In the user profile page, you can now see how many times a user has been credited...

Announcement New reviews feature!

Thursday 31 January 2008 13:21:29 (UTC)

You can now write reviews for Workflows on myExperiment. This links in with the existing ratings feature - when writing (or updating) a review, you have the option of setting ...

Announcement New announcements feature!

Friday 25 January 2008 15:15:17 (UTC)

myExperiment now has a new Announcements feature that allows myExperiment admins to keep you informed on progress and other relevant news. You can subscribe to the Announcement...