Getting Started

BioVeL is an e-Lab that supports the development and use of workflows to process data. Workflows are strings of software packages ("Web services") that are automatically connected between each others for a streamless data processing. BioVeL workflows allow for a great range of analysis, from ecological niche modelling with various temporal and spacial projections, to ecosystem functioning modelling, population modelling as well as metagenomics and phylogenetics analysis. The computing is distributed over the world and supported by various institutions. The results are graphs or maps, or spread sheets of data.

Workflows can be used and re-used as they are or with slight adjustments to quickly test hypothesis and create scenarios.

With data processing entirely automated, scientific criteria such as repeatability and standardization are easily achieved.

With BioVeL you can either use already made workflows or create your owns.

- If you have no computer language programing knowledge, we recommend that you use BioVeL Portal. It is a user-friendly interface that allows you to select, adjust and run already existing workflows.

- If you want to create your own workflow using various existing services, we recommend that you use the Taverna workbench. This is the original plateform to create workflows. You need to install the software on your computer and some programming knowledge is desirable.

You can also create your own virtual lab by embedding BioVeL in your own Web site. This gives you maximum appropriation and control of the tools. You can install the Taverna Player on your existing Web site (e.g;Scratch Pad) or install BioVeL in a box.


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19 February 2015

At the final review of the project by the EC, one of the reviewers said: “Incredible work done with a community that is not unified. Remarkable work. It opens for new development in a near future. Hope for success. Good project. Happy that you have been financed three plus years ago.”

Read all about the project and its results in the Project Final Report or read the Executive Summary only.