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Use Cases for ComputationalTool

Objectives

  1. Develop the metadata markup to represent and find a computational tool in a registry and exchange metadata between registries (e.g. tools or workflows)
  2. Advocate for the adoption of the markup in software registries and repositories

Use Cases

Computational tools are used through container, or workflows systems. There is an urgent need to find and exchange metadata between several registries/catalogues or systems.

Today it’s difficult to find or compare suitable tools described in multiple catalogues.

Bio.Tools is a large registry of computational tools. Exposing a standard semantic markup for each of the tools increases their discoverability and reuse in computational workflows or during training events.

Sharing a common vocabulary would be useful to select or suggest tools when composing workflows. The workflow hub registry could also more easily benefit from this knowledge to better cite tools for instance.

TeSS is a training material and event registry, it could also more easily describe the target tools during trainings, or conversely, bio.tools could more easily refer to related training material.

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