Workflow Hub project


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

View the Project on GitHub workflowhub-eu/about

How to register your workflow(s) in WorkflowHub?


Before you register a workflow, you need to ensure that you

Get started

To register a workflow, you can either click on the "contribute" icon in the WorkflowHub homepage, or in the "Workflow" option of the "Create" menu from any page of the application.

Supported workflow types

Following workflow types are tested to work well with Workflow Hub, click on them to find out more.

Galaxy (.ga)

    How to use Galaxy
    Information on how to use galaxy can be found on the Galaxy Training Network.

    Extract a workflow from a History
    This is the most easy way to generate a Galaxy workflow and is extensively explained here.

    Editing a Galaxy workflow
    Using the Galaxy workflow editor it is recommended to add tags and/or add for example the tutorial title as Annotation/Notes. Mor information on how to use the editor can be found here in the "The workflow editor" section.

    Galaxy to CWL abstract
    Galaxy workflows can easily be converted to CWL abstract with galaxy2cwl. This can be seen as a standardized summary of the workflow that can be interpreted by WorkflowHub. CWL abstract can also be used to generate a diagram.

Common Workflow Language (.CWL)
    More information will soon be available.
Nextflow (.nf)
    More information will soon be available.
SnakeMake (.snake)
    More information will soon be available.
KNIME (.knwf)
    More information will soon be available.

It is also possible to upload workflows from another type (for ex. bash scripts), these will be recognized as unknown workflow type. Note that at this moment only for CWL workflows it is possible to automatically generate a diagram.

Registering a workflow

After clicking on the "Contribute" icon or selecting "Create" and then "Workflow" from the navigation menu bar, you have 2 options for registering your workflow:

For more information on the upload options, please go to the corresponding pages.


We are working on a WorkflowHub API that will allow the user to automatically register RO-crates. Not all features are yet developed, but a glimpse of the API can be found here.