We are pleased to announce a new facility in Galaxy for sharing and publishing Galaxy
workflows via the myExperiment social website, which is the leading social website for
scientific workflow sharing. myExperiment can now be accessed easily while you're
using the Galaxy servers - you can export your workflows to myExperiment to store and
share them, and import Galaxy workflows from myExperiment. This means you can:
- Share Galaxy workflows in a controlled way (e.g. within a project), publish them with a
stable myExperiment reference for your papers (which is linked-data compatible), and use
myExperiment's discovery facilities to find more Galaxy workflows as content grows.
- Use the social website features directly to document, tag and discuss workflows, add
licensing, credit and attribution, and to bundle your Galaxy workflows with associated
data, documents, presentations etc into myExperiment "packs" for ease of reuse
- Benefit from a central workflow website with a broad community, which means you can
manage workflows for multiple Galaxy installations, attract visitors to your workflows and
research, and network with others.
Instructions are below and in more detail on
This new facility is brought to you by
a myExperiment-Galaxy collaboration and will increase in value as more Galaxy workflows
are uploaded so we encourage you to do so - we hope you find it useful and we welcome
feedback (contact details are on the help page).
1. When using Galaxy you can import Galaxy workflows from myExperiment by choosing
"Upload or import workflow" in Galaxy's workflow menu, then the new
"Visit myExperiment" link at the bottom of the page. Within the myExperiment
interface you can then view a Galaxy workflow and select "Import this workflow into
Galaxy". Some Galaxy tutorial workflows are currently available to help you try this
2. To export Galaxy workflows to myExperiment you'll first need a myExperiment
username and password, then you'll be able to upload Galaxy workflows and also make
them visible to others if you wish. To create a username and password go to
and register. Having a username and password enables you to
benefit from all the features of the site.
3. To export a Galaxy workflow to myExperiment select "Download or Export" from
Galaxy's workflow menu, enter your myExperiment username and password in the
"Export to myExperiment" section and click the "Export" button.
Exported workflows are set to be "Private" by default but you can make them
visible publicly or to friends, groups etc by clicking on "Click here to view the
workflow on myExperiment" and changing the Sharing settings.
4. Visit http://www.myexperiment.org/
at any time to change settings, add further
description, tags, license etc, and to create "packs". You can also create and
administer groups, link up with friends and network with other workflow users.