The Player

You can incorporate BioVeL tools on your own Web site with the Taverna Player. It is a Web-based interface for executing existing workflows through the Taverna Server. It can be considered analogous to a video player like YouTube. That is to say, it can be deployed in conjunction with a catalogue of workflows that can be executed (cf. YouTube video player in the YouTube website with a catalogue of videos that can be played). Workflows can be run with data supplied by the creator, or with new data uploaded by the user, but the workflows themselves cannot be altered.

The Taverna Player functionality can also be embedded into other HTML pages to run specific workflows with pre-defined data located within the website hosting those HTML pages (cf. embedding YouTube videos in your own website).

Taverna Player is also a Web service itself, which means that it can be requested from workflows or other applications to execute specified workflows.

Who is it for?
Developers and users of workflows and other applications

How does it work?
Taverna Player is a Ruby on Rails plugin to run Taverna Workflows using Taverna Server. Taverna Player exposes a workflow in three ways: As a Web interface in the browser; as an embeddable widget to be included in any other Web page; as a REST-based Web Service. All three modes provide functionality to fully configure a workflow's inputs; run the workflow on a Taverna Server; collect workflow outputs, logs and messages; and present the results in an appropriate manner.

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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.