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Meeting agenda/minutes

Please read the notes in the whiteboard photos when reading the minutes below



1. Intro to how this will work (a few iterations to get this right)

2. Standup and make a mark - update white boards for e-Lab Active List topics - (feel free to change who does this amonst the relevant people) (doing this before 3 saves times as people trickle into the meeting and start putting up their updates)

3. All read what has been written (note down relevant questions)

4. Actions (all e-Lab relevant ones merged, reporting back from meetings derived from previous meta-meetings as actions is OK; please say it happened and the current working understanding - no elaborate details - as this would need another meeting)

5. Quick round table:


  • Particular success
  • Please state under which heading the update should be minuted
  • Blockers (needed to identify who you need to talk/meet to/with for resolution)
  • pertinent questions about what is written on the white board (please use judgement so topic is not too fine grained or too nebulous)
  • Any planned ad-hocs not already on the actions list


  • Just read what is written on the white board
  • Start discussion the solution (unless very simple) instead of the problem - as often the solution will need an ad-hoc discussion with relevent parties

6. Research (any relevant research - e-Lab or Taverna)

7. Outreach/Events/Funding - not limited to e-Lab Active List - standing items at all meta-meetings

8. Any Other Business (Technology demos now once a Month not after each meeting at some yet to be decided regular slot)

9. Minuting & Photography (of white board) for next time

Attending and minuting

  • Attending: Carole, Shoaib, Niall, David, Stian, Alan, Jits, Mannie, Rob, Paul, Christian, Piquet, Sean, Alex
  • Minuting: Alex

Actions from previous meeting (10 mins)

  • Shoaib: Rationalize what is in which meeting. - ongoing
  • Shoaib/Charlotte/All - need updates/checks to outreach material - posters, flyers, pens, stickers etc - needed end of May - for June/July workshops/conferences - eSI final outreach workshop, ISMB etc (comments ?)   - ongoing

Whiteboard summaries



  • David attended the Developers Workshop in Vienna
  • British Library happy with Taverna, secure services worked fine











  • We are having a visitor from Spain for a month  - Piquet is an astronomer working on the WF4Ever project. They are working on building astronomy Web services with metadata and wants to gain some experience on how to build them using Axis for the use from Taverna and with Research Objects.



Taverna-Galaxy/Galaxy-Taverna (TGGT)

Funding News

  • Sean: late TSB proposal - consultancy on metadata for music people in Cumbria and Sheffield, EMI and real content providers
  • Carole is a co-PI on a EOR project, modest money is involved to build something similar to BioCatalogue but for standards
  • ISBI meeting is next Monday, Carole is not attending but Wolfgand is, this is a sister project to Elixyr and we are involved in WP2
  • Matt Gamle was at a conference last week, he met some guys from Southampton working on Research Objects, their approach was not to build the model from the life cycle but to start building and then attach meaning later - they only have a wiki page with all artifacts involved


  • Katy working on several publications at the moment, got a bit derailed last week by the work on the book chapter, an extra piece where Katy and Carole have a bit to write
  • Carole: July deadline for the Taverna book cannot be met
  • Katy presented RightField to HCLS group
  • Outreach front - Jane working on the Taverna tutorial
  • Asani from Shefield (working on medical related stuff) did a workshop on Taverna last week - 20 people attended and we got ourselves some new users



  • 4 posters and Stian's talk at BOSC
  • Marco suggested Katy or Paul to do a BOF meeting at ISMB
  • Scott presented RightField at the National Cancer Institute's meeting last week in London, as part of the ontology session. David and Mannie also presented in the tools session.

Any other business

  • Simon Jupp is planning to release his software Populous - a RightField extension (built to enable extending ontologies from RighField)

Minuting for the next meeting:


New Actions

(including who needs to meet who about what - i.e. the meetings/ad-hocs from the meta-meeting)

  • Shoaib: Rationalize what is in which meeting
  • Shoaib/Charlotte/All - need updates/checks to outreach material - posters, flyers, pens, stickers etc - needed end of May - for June/July workshops/conferences - eSI final outreach workshop, ISMB, BOSC, etc. (Stuart and Alex: New flyers for Sysmo and Taverna)
  • None