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

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What are FAIR Computational Workflows?

Adapted from the article FAIR Computational Workflows https://doi.org/10.1162/dint_a_00033:

Computational workflows describe the complex multi-step methods that are used for data collection, data preparation, analytics, predictive modelling, and simulation that lead to new data products.

Workflows can inherently contribute to the FAIR data principles: by processing data according to established metadata; by creating metadata themselves during the processing of data; and by tracking and recording data provenance.

These properties aid data quality assessment and contribute to secondary data usage. Moreover, workflows are digital objects in their own right.

We argue that FAIR principles for workflows need to address their specific nature in terms of their composition of executable software steps, their provenance, and their development.

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Cite FAIR Computational Workflows

Carole Goble, Sarah Cohen-Boulakia, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Daniel Garijo, Yolanda Gil, Michael R. Crusoe, Kristian Peters, Daniel Schober (2020):
FAIR Computational Workflows.
Data Intelligence 2(1):108–121 https://doi.org/10.1162/dint_a_00033

References

Articles below are published as Open Access, or with green open access preprints where gold open access is not possible. Please let us know if you are unable to access any of our publications. To add to this list, please suggest a change.

Stian Soiland-Reyes, Peter Sefton, Mercè Crosas, Leyla Jael Castro, Frederik Coppens, José M. Fernández, Daniel Garijo, Björn Grüning, Marco La Rosa, Simone Leo, Eoghan Ó Carragáin, Marc Portier, Ana Trisovic, RO-Crate Community, Paul Groth, Carole Goble (2021):
Packaging research artefacts with RO-Crate.
arXiv:2108.06503v1 [cs.DL] https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5146228

Jeremy Leipzig, Daniel Nüst, Charles Tapley Hoyt, Karthik Ram, Jane Greenberg (2021):
The role of metadata in reproducible computational research
Patterns 2(1):100322 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patter.2021.100322

Sveinung Gundersen, Sanjay Boddu, Salvador Capella-Gutierrez, Finn Drabløs, José M. Fernández, Radmila Kompova, Kieron Taylor, Dmytro Titov, Daniel Zerbino, Eivind Hovig (2021):
Recommendations for the FAIRification of genomic track metadata [version 1; peer review: 2 approved] F1000Research 10(ELIXIR):268 https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.28449.1

Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Magnus Palmblad, Jon Ison, Veit Schwämmle, Mohammad Sadnan Al Manir, Ilkay Altintas, Christopher J. O. Baker, Ammar Ben Hadj Amor, Salvador Capella-Gutierrez, Paulos Charonyktakis, Michael R. Crusoe, Yolanda Gil, Carole Goble, Timothy J. Griffin, Paul Groth, Hans Ienasescu, Pratik Jagtap, Matúš Kalaš, Vedran Kasalica, Alireza Khanteymoori, Tobias Kuhn, Hailiang Mei, Hervé Ménager, Steffen Möller, Robin A. Richardson, Vincent Robert, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Robert Stevens, Szoke Szaniszlo, Suzan Verberne, Aswin Verhoeven, Katherine Wolstencroft (2021):
Perspectives on automated composition of workflows in the life sciences [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review].
F1000Research 10:897
https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.54159.1

Rafael Ferreira da Silva, Henri Casanova, Kyle Chard, Dan Laney, Dong Ahn, Shantenu Jha, Carole Goble, Lavanya Ramakrishnan, Luc Peterson, Bjoern Enders, Douglas Thain, Ilkay Altintas, Yadu Babuji, Rosa Badia, Vivien Bonazzi, Taina Coleman, Michael Crusoe, Ewa Deelman, Frank Di Natale & Paolo Di Tommaso (2021):
Workflows Community Summit: Bringing the Scientific Workflows Community Together. Workflows RI Technical Report. arXiv:2103.09181 https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4606958

Stian Soiland-Reyes, Genís Bayarri, Pau Andrio, Robin Long, Douglas Lowe, Ania Niewielska, Adam Hospital (2021):
Making Canonical Workflow Building Blocks interoperable across workflow languages.
Extended abstract (in prep for Data Intelligence), Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4602855

Carole Goble, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Finn Bacall, Stuart Owen, Alan Williams, Ignacio Eguinoa, Bert Droesbeke, Simone Leo, Luca Pireddu, Laura Rodriguez-Navas, José Mª Fernández, Salvador Capella-Gutierrez, Hervé Ménager, Björn Grüning, Beatriz Serrano-Solano, Philip Ewels, Frederik Coppens (2021):
Implementing FAIR Digital Objects in the EOSC-Life Workflow Collaboratory.
Extended abstract (in prep for Data Intelligence), Zenodo
https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4605654

Daniel S. Katz, Morane Gruenpeter, Tom Honeyman, Lorraine Hwang, Mark D. Wilkinson, Vanessa Sochat, Hartwig Anzt, Carole Goble, FAIR4RS Subgroup 1 (2021):
A Fresh Look at FAIR for Research Software.
arXiv:2101.10883 [pdf]

Carole Goble, Sarah Cohen-Boulakia, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Daniel Garijo, Yolanda Gil, Michael R. Crusoe, Kristian Peters, Daniel Schober (2020):
FAIR Computational Workflows.
Data Intelligence 2(1):108–121 https://doi.org/10.1162/dint_a_00033

Janno Harjes, Anton Link, Tanja Weibulat, Dagmar Triebel, Gerhard Rambold (2020):
FAIR digital objects in environmental and life sciences should comprise workflow operation design data and method information for repeatability of study setups and reproducibility of results Database 2020:baaa059
<https://doi.org/10.1093/database/baaa059

Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Leyla Garcia, Mateusz Kuzak, Carlos Martinez, Ricardo Arcila, Eva Martin Del Pico, Victoria Dominguez Del Angel, Stephanie Van De Sandt, Jon Ison, Paula Andrea Martinez, Peter Mcquilton, Alfonso Valencia, Jennifer Harrow, Fotis Psomopoulos, Josep Ll. Gelpi, Neil Chue Hong, Carole Goble, Salvador Capella-Gutierrez (2020):
Towards FAIR principles for research software.
Data Science 3(1) pp. 37–59.
https://doi.org/10.3233/DS-190026

Farah Zaib Khan, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Richard O. Sinnott, Andrew Lonie, Carole Goble, Michael R. Crusoe (2019):
Sharing interoperable workflow provenance: A review of best practices and their practical application in CWLProv.
GigaScience 8(11):giz095
https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giz095

Jeffrey M. Perkel (2018): That's the way we flow.
Nature 573 149-150.
https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-02619-z

Natalie J Stanford, Finn Bacall, Fatemeh Zamanzad Ghavidel, Martin Golebiewski, Inge Jonassen, Rune Kleppe, Olga Krebs, Hadas Leonov, Stuart Owen, Kjell Petersen, Maja Rey, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Kidane Tekle, Andreas Weidemann, Alan Williams, Ulrike Wittig, Katy Wolstencroft, Anders Goksøyr, Jacky L. Snoep, Jon Olav Vik, Wolfgang Müller, Carole Goble (2018):
FAIR Bioinformatics computation and data management: FAIRDOM and the Norwegian Digital Life initiative.
NETTAB 2018 Network Tools and Applications in Biology.
[preprint] [preprint server]

Gil Alterovitz, Dennis A Dean II, Carole Goble, Michael R Crusoe, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Amanda Bell, Anais Hayes, Anita Suresh, Charles Hadley S King IV, Dan Taylor, KanakaDurga Addepalli, Elaine Johanson, Elaine E Thompson, Eric Donaldson, Hiroki Morizono, Hsinyi Tsang, Jeet K Vora, Jeremy Goecks, Jianchao Yao, Jonas S Almeida, Konstantinos Krampis, Krista Smith, Lydia Guo, Mark Walderhaug, Marco Schito, Matthew Ezewudo, Nuria Guimera, Paul Walsh, Robel Kahsay, Srikanth Gottipati, Timothy C Rodwell, Toby Bloom, Yuching Lai, Vahan Simonyan, Raja Mazumder (2018):
Enabling Precision Medicine via standard communication of NGS provenance, analysis, and results.
PLOS Biology. 16(12):e3000099
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000099 (bioXriv:191783)

Pablo Carbonell, Adrian J. Jervis, Christopher J. Robinson, Cunyu Yan, Mark Dunstan, Neil Swainston, Maria Vinaixa, Katherine A. Hollywood, Andrew Currin, Nicholas J. W. Rattray, Sandra Taylor, Reynard Spiess, Rehana Sung, Alan R. Williams, Donal Fellows, Natalie J. Stanford, Paul Mulherin, Rosalind Le Feuvre, Perdita Barran, Royston Goodacre, Nicholas J. Turner, Carole Goble, George Guoqiang Chen, Douglas B. Kell, Jason Micklefield, Rainer Breitling, Eriko Takano, Jean-Loup Faulon, Nigel S. Scrutton (2018):
An automated Design-Build-Test-Learn pipeline for enhanced microbial production of fine chemicals.
Communications Biology 1:66
https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-018-0076-9

Stephen J Eglen, Ben Marwick, Yaroslav O Halchenko, Michael Hanke, Shoaib Sufi, Padraig Gleeson, R Angus Silver, Andrew P Davison, Linda Lanyon, Mathew Abrams, Thomas Wachtler, David J Willshaw, Christophe Pouzat, Jean-Baptiste Poline (2017):
Toward standard practices for sharing computer code and programs in neuroscience.
Nature Neuroscience 20, 770–773. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.4550 [bioRxiv preprint]

Steffen Möller, Stuart W. Prescott, Lars Wirzenius; Petter Reinholdtsen, Brad Chapman, Pjotr Prins, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Fabian Klötzl, Andrea Bagnacani, Matúš Kalaš, Andreas Tille, Michael R. Crusoe (2017): Robust cross-platform workflows: how technical and scientific communities collaborate to develop, test and share best practices for data analysis.
Data Science and Engineering 2:232 pp 232–244.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s41019-017-0050-4