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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 Project home page.

2013 Galaxy Community Conference

2013 Galaxy Community Conference

The 2013 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2013) will be held June 30 through July 2 at the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway. GCC2013 will feature a Tutorial Day followed by two days of presentations, discussions, lightning talks, breakouts, and keynotes 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.

GCC2012 was held in Chicago had over 200 attendees. Slides and videos of all talks at GCC2012 and GCC2011 are available on the Galaxy wiki.


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.

Contacts and 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

Publications, Tutorials, and Presentations

See Category:Galaxy.


The Galaxy project has a wealth of training materials, including the GMOD Galaxy Tutorial plus a number of other items linked to from Galaxy's Learning Hub:

Publications on or mentioning Galaxy

See Citing Galaxy for a core list of 25+ papers on Galaxy, and the Galaxy CiteULike Group for over 500 papers about, using, and referencing Galaxy.