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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: Alan, Donal, Khalid, David, Finn, Christian, Alex, Sean, Stuart, Katy, Rob, Kostas
  • Minuting: Alan

Actions from previous meeting (10 mins)

Shoaib: Cloud/taverna/sequencing/A4A + galaxy/taverna flyers needed - ongoing

Rob: Galaxy/taverna VM that can be distributed  (needed for Katy's course on Jan 17) - ongoing

Rob: App4Andy VM that can be distributed - ongoing

Rob: Chase up galaxy folks regards myExp integration - ongoing

Whiteboard summaries


Don is looking into a failed taverna upload (reported by Danius) via the REST API from late last week


Still testing v1.1.0 on Reason for delay is due to the error emails being bounced so we knew there were errors, just not what they were. This is now fixed so I will hopefully get the errors fixed this week.


Workshop last week went very well - we got a lot done. Matthias and Hannu very pleased.

Need to think of contingency plans for the main workshop in case services (OpenModeller, GBIF) go down.


New SEEK for yeast glycolysis project up and running. Katy will attend their jamboree at the end November

SysMO-LAB project meeting 2nd December

Specimens/samples design ongoing




Funding News



Any other business


Kostas intends to put a simple web page for the taverna-galaxy work... He will send to mygrid list for feedback... (still no hosting decisions)
Kostas is also adding more testing workflows in the testing framework

Update from kostas:

* will put webpage for galaxy-taverna at
 - will sent beforehand to get feedback
* Galaxy, Taverna server, and galaxy-taverna generator are all installed there
 - could be used for demo
* image with the above system will be available for download
* missing which taverna workflows to install for demonstration purposes

Minuting for the next meeting:

New Actions

  • None