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Sunday, June 26 • 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Writing & Publishing Galaxy Tools

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This session will walk developers and bioinformaticians through the process of taking a working script or application and turning it into a Galaxy tool. It will also cover the basics of using Planemo: a command-line utility to assist in building and publishing Galaxy tools. We will investigate wrapping, common parameters, tool linting, best practices, loading tools into Galaxy, citations, and publishing tools to Github and the Galaxy Tool Shed. Common tips and tricks will be discussed as well as insights from experienced tool developers.


  • A general knowledge of Galaxy (for example, you should be familiar with the material in Galaxy 101 or have attended Introduction to Galaxy).
  • Knowledge and comfort with the Unix/Linux command line interface and a text editor. If you don't know what cd, mv, rm, mkdir, chmod, grep and so on can do then you will struggle in this workshop.
  • A wi-fi enabled laptop with a modern web browser.  Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari will work best. 


avatar for Bjorn Gruning

Bjorn Gruning

University of Freiburg
avatar for Dave Bouvier

Dave Bouvier

Computational Scientist, Galaxy Project, Penn State University
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Marius van den Beek

Penn State University
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Nicola Soranzo

The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC)

Sunday June 26, 2016 12:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
IMU Walnut Room