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Dissemination of scientific software with Galaxy ToolShed

Daniel Blankenberg14, Gregory Von Kuster14, Emil Bouvier14, Dannon Baker24, Enis Afgan45, Nicholas Stoler3, the Galaxy Team4, James Taylor24* and Anton Nekrutenko14*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

2 Departments of Biology and Computer Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

3 Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in BioSciences, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

4 Galaxyproject.org, University Park, PA 16802, USA and Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

5 Center for Informatics and Computing, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb 1000, Croatia

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Genome Biology 2014, 15:403  doi:10.1186/gb4161

Published: 20 February 2014


The proliferation of web-based integrative analysis frameworks has enabled users to perform complex analyses directly through the web. Unfortunately, it also revoked the freedom to easily select the most appropriate tools. To address this, we have developed Galaxy ToolShed.