Tip of the Week: Sharing your analysis process

galaxyworkflow_thWe’ve introduced Galaxy (http://www.usegalaxy.org) before in the Tip of the Week section, have showed you one thing useful you could do with it, and now we also have a free tutorial and training materials that introduce you to the basic use of the tool. In today’s tip of the week, I’m going to show you workflows. Workflows was in beta until recently, so it isn’t in the first version of our tutorial (though it will be in the second). It’s a great feature, so I wanted to introduce it here. Workflows allows you to set up an automated process that takes your data through a preset series of manipulation and analysis steps. This can be very useful if there is a process you are doing a lot and you don’t want to have to do each step every time, or if you create a analysis process you’d like to share with a colleague. (and I’d like to point out that Galaxy has a good number of other short screencasts of tasks you might want to check out after doing the tutorial )