Workflow Hub project


Project pages for developing and running the WorkflowHub, a registry of scientific workflows.

View the Project on GitHub workflowhub-eu/about

WorkflowHub project

This website describes the project for developing and running the WorkflowHub.

Code of conduct

This project has a Code of Conduct to ensure interactions are friendly, respectful and inclusive. You can contact if you have any concerns or questions.

User Guide

Project resources

Regular meeting

Workflow Hub Club - all welcome!

Anyone is welcome to join the weekly Workflow Hub Club calls using Zoom.

See the list of club members on the acknowledgement page.


FAIR Computational Workflows workshop (2020-09-02)

The Workflow Hub team organized the Workshop on FAIR Computational Workflows at the 19th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB 2020).

Organizers: Ignacio Eguinoa, Björn Grüning, Frederik Coppens, Carole Goble, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Salvador Capella-Gutierrez

Talks included:

The workshop organizers aim to make all slides available later.

BCC2020 CollaborationFest (2020-07-22 / 2020-07-23)

Workflow Hub was one of the working clusters at the BCC2020 CollaborationFest as part of Bioinformatics Community Conference 2020.

Activities included a Bring your own Workflow session to register more workflows at

Improving support for Galaxy workflows worked closely with Galaxy developers at BCC and the topic Exporting RO-Crate/BioCompute-Object packaged workflows from Galaxy which made a first release of the RO-Crate Python library and alignments with BioCompute Object.

Metadata and BioSchemas aligned and released BioSchemas ComputationalWorkflow profile 0.5 which was also aligned with the next version of RO-Crate.

IWC for Galaxy Workflows looked at API for workflow registration and created an open source license drop-down list for workflows.


COVID-19 BioHackathon (2020-04-05 / 2020-04-11)

Workflow Hub was one of the topics at the Virtual COVID-19 BioHackathon, attracting more than 30 developers. The participants also collaborated with the Workflows and FAIR Data topics.

Thanks to the collaborative effort the Workflow Hub could be launched early at in a "pre-beta" stage. The COVID-19 workflows registered at the hackathon now appear as part of


Other resources

Planning documents

These planning documents are from the Workflow Hub Google Drive. Check their edit history, these may be incomplete or drafts.

Related resources
  • SEEK is the underlying platform used by the Workflow Hub
  • RO-Crate is a metadata/packaging mechanism, used by Workflow Hub for exchange of workflows
  • BioSchemas Workflows - a suggested new type for describing computational workflows
  • Common Workflow Language (CWL) is an executable workflow language, which Workflow Hub use primarily for descriptive functions
Workflow repositories

Workflow Hub intends to harvest workflows from existing workflow repositories, including:

Acknowledgements lead development is part of EOSC-Life, funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement 824087. We are grateful for contributions funded by BioExcel-2 (823830), IBISBA (730976, 871118), FAIRplus (802750), SYNTHESYS+ (823827), FAIR Workflows and others.

See a complete list on the acknowledgement page.