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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: Shoaib, Alex, Aleksandra, Christian, Stian, Steffan, Khalid, Donal, Finn, Stuart, Rob, Niall, Ian, Alasdair, Katy
  • Minuting: Alasdair

Actions from previous meeting (10 mins)

Stuart/Katy: (2013-01-18) to put on the RightField website how RightField is related to DataUp and OntoMaton - ongoing
Donal: (01/03/13) - to arrange a minimal eu timesheet requirements masterclass - ongoing
Everybody: (2013-04-12) Check eScholar content on their university account and make sure they are marked as "open" - ongoing

Shoaib & Aleksandra: (2013-06-07) Create a blog article about the advantages of upgrading to Rails 3 - ongoing

Ahmad: (21/06/2013) push eScholar info to public websites - Ongoing

Stian to talk to Katy and SHIWA regarding data bundles and remote enactment. 

Whiteboard summaries

Project summaries are below


Planned and agreed one click upload of workflow run from Taverna

Codin for (wf4ever) demo next week on Don's special branch


Switched to support solr

Install BioCat instance for AllBio (Steve Pettifer)

Picked up some work for BioMed Bridges (Finn) -> 2 workshops coming in October and November

BioCat VMs in EBI cloud


Loads of portal updates: performance, stability, quality

Writing deliverables: D6.1.2, D6.2.2, D6.5


New tabs/menu system with less tabs/2level

Rewriting improved INSTALL guide

Updating UPGRADE guide for new version

Other docs

Requirement Planning for rest of 2013



User request

Fixed all the backups


Moved from linkset strangling to linkset wrangling

Mygrid jenkins build of the iMS etc with git branch

Investigating similarity search

API changes for explorer


14 Aug infrastructure meeting registration

17 Sept advisory board

22 face2face

CW14 planning

Fellows14 planning

Funding News


ISWC camera ready SEEK paper submitted

ISWC camera ready OPS paper ready to submit

ISMB OPS Poster uploaded to F1000Posters

Responding to PAV reviewers (end of Aug)

BOSC paper with Steffan Müller

IEEE article on annotations

Works paper on workflow optimisation (on going)

Provenance landscape paper maybe for IPAW to be bootstrapped


Finished stubs board project



Any other business

Minuting for the next meeting:

New Actions

  • None