Revision as of 18:53, 8 October 2012 by Girlwithglasses (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

Galaxy logo
  • Mature release
  • active development
  • active support

See the Galaxy
Events page
Galaxy Events Page

About Galaxy

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research.

  • Accessibility: Galaxy enables users without programming experience to easily specify parameters and run tools and workflows.
  • Reproducibility: Galaxy captures all information necessary so that any user can repeat and understand a complete computational analysis.
  • Transparency: Galaxy enables users to share and publish analyses via the web and create Pages--interactive, web-based documents that describe a complete analysis.

Galaxy is open source for all organizations. The public Galaxy server makes analysis tools, genomic data, tutorial demonstrations, persistent workspaces, and publication services available to any scientist that has access to the Internet. Local Galaxy servers can be set up by downloading the Galaxy application and customizing it to meet particular needs.

Visit the Galaxy website.

2012 Galaxy Community Conference

2012 Galaxy Community Conference

The 2012 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2012) was held July 25-27 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The event was hosted by UIC, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and the Computation Institute.

GCC2012 had over 200 registrations and the conference featured two full days of presentations and discussion on extending Galaxy to use new tools and data sources, deploying Galaxy at your organization, and best practices for using Galaxy to further your research. It also featured a training day.


Galaxy download and installation information is at

Galaxy aims to be a zero configuration entirely self-contained system that provides a lightweight webserver, an embedded database and a multi-threaded job manager. All tools (and their parameters) can be specified via simple XML based configuration files.

Using Galaxy

Please visit the Galaxy Wiki for full documentation on all aspects of getting, installing, and using Galaxy.

Publications, Tutorials, and Presentations

Publications on or mentioning Galaxy

  • Galaxy: a comprehensive approach for supporting accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational research in the life sciences. PMID:20738864 [1]
  • Galaxy: a web-based genome analysis tool for experimentalists". PMID:20069535 [2]


The Galaxy wiki has a number of screencasts on how to use Galaxy for several example tasks.

Contacts and Mailing Lists

Mailing List Link Description Archive(s)
(Search everything)
galaxy-announce Announcements of interest to the Galaxy community. Low volume and moderated. Nabble, Mailman
Galaxy Help General questions and discussion about using Galaxy. Also used for announcements relevant to the Galaxy user community. This is not a mailing list, but an online forum, based on the popular Discourse platform. High volume.
galaxy-dev Discussion and questions regarding local installations and development of Galaxy. Medium volume. Nabble, Mailman

More on Galaxy

See Category:Galaxy

  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PMID:20738864
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PMID:20069535