Framework and web portal for bioinformatics
Mobyle is a open source framework and web portal specifically aimed at the integration of bioinformatics software and databanks.
- Data reusability: the tagging of the user data facilitates the reuse of input values or results between different programs.
- Automatic data validation and format conversion: the description of the expected data and their format allows to verify and convert input values if necessary.
- Service discovery and workflow authoring assistance: services are provided through a searchable menu; furthermore, type compatibility mechanisms between results and potential program inputs let users either interactively pipe tasks or build complete workflows before to run them.
Based on extensive user studies, we developed the end-user interface as a Web Portal that provides a global and integrated view of all the elements needed to perform analyses, such as the available programs, the submitted jobs and the data of interest.