Galaxy and GenePattern are examples of systems that could provide access to data sets, pipelines, and publishable, shareable, and reproducible workflows. Ideally, existing familiar and popular platforms such as these would be supported. In addition to improving or enabling interactions between these tools, effort should be directed towards facilitating programmatic access to the underlying data in order to support custom tool development and analyses performed externally from such systems, leveraging NCI-supported compute resources or local computing infrastructures.
Idea No. 36