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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 service 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.

2012 Galaxy Community Conference

The 2012 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2012) will be July 25-27 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The event is being hosted by UIC, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and National Laboratory.

Abstract submission and registration will open in 2012.

GCC2011 had almost 150 registrations and the conference featured two full days of presentations (now available on video) 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. For 2012 we are adding a training day at the start, and we expect even more participants. We are also encouraging sponsorships this year.

Demo & Screencasts

Try the public Galaxy server. You can create a login and save your work, or use it anonymously. Short screencasts on how to use Galaxy for several example tasks are also available.


Mailing Lists

Mailing List Link Description Archive(s)
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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


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. Galaxy download and installation information is at