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Roadmap

Please feel free to help contribute to this roadmap!

Please note that the roadmap isn’t a project plan or release schedule. The WorkflowHub Club is a very dynamic and agile team, and the roadmap is reviewed and updated regularly. It’s purpose is to give a general indication of intent and direction of travel.

See also:

Summer 2022

  • bio.tools integration
  • Front page redesign
  • Improved workflow branding
  • Extended execution link support (additional Galaxy instances, Jupyter/Binder, Nextflow Tower, etc.)
  • Collecting basic workflow execution metrics
  • Improved curation support
  • Search/filtering improvements
  • Improved user registration flow
  • GitHub app for automated workflow submission
  • UX improvements in light of UX study results
  • Workflow/WorkflowHub best-practice guide

Christmas 2022

  • Support for linking together workflows to variants and subworkflows
  • Nextflow -> Abstract CWL (volunteers needed, potential research/MsC project?)
  • Displaying workflow test status via LifeMonitor API
  • Better RO-Crate support for additional Workflow Management Systems (e.g. Snakemake)
  • Working with Workflow Management Systems to improve how tool metadata is exposed in their native formats

2023 onwards

  • RO-Crate profile to describe Workflow Runs, including provenance and results
  • Execution support for other workflow types
  • One-click publish of workflows to LifeMonitor
  • Curation campaign
  • OpenEBench integration
  • Targeting additional workflow communities on GitHub, GitLab etc. (in addition to IWC, nf-core)
  • Registering as a trusted registry and adhering to the TRUST principles
  • Closer collaboration with Journals