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Biodiversity Virtual e-Laboratory

Acronym: BioVeL
Period: September 2011 till August 2014
Status: Completed

Institutes (15)  Top 
  • Stichting European Grid Initiative (, more
  • Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental (CRIA), more
  • French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB), more
  • Fraunhofer company (Fh), more
  • Free University of Berlin; Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (FUB-BGBM), more
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), more
  • Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPIMM), more
  • Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), more
  • Naturalis Biodiversity Center (NBC), more
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam; Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), more
  • University of Gothenburg, more
  • The University of Manchester, more
  • University of Eastern Finland, more
  • Cardiff University, more, co-ordinator
  • Italian National Research Council; Institute of Biomembrane and Bioenergetics (IBBE), more

BioveL addresses the needs of a broad range of biodiversity scientists by offering a series of reliable Web services to construct workflows that can be managed with the myGrid suite of tools: Taverna, BiodiversityCatalogue and myExperiment. The workflow is treated remotely and the expertise is shared across the world. BioVeL's users, data providers and workflow experts are all connected via the Internet. Like a real chemistry laboratory, BioVeL can be considerd to be a virtual laboratory that allows ‘in-silico’ experiments.

The BioVeL e-Laboratory offers ‘best practices’ guidance and efficient workflows for commonly executed analyses in ecology, taxonomy, phylogenetics and metagenomics, with underlying deployment of hardened and robust Web services. Available ‘pre-cooked’ workflows will provide end-users with the capabilities to easily exploit several kinds of resources.

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