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Inaugural Jim Gray eScience prize awarded to Manchester University’s Carole Goble.

The inaugural Jim Gray eScience prize was yesterday awarded to Professor Carole Goble of Manchester University’s School of Computer Science. The award was presented by Tony Hey at Microsoft’s 2008 eScience Workshop in Indianapolis.


Joseph Tartakoff quotes Tony citing Taverna as an example of Carole’s work. Taverna allows users to construct complex analysis workflows from components located on both remote and local machines, and run these workflows on their own data, and then visualise the results.

The workflows are reusable, and a current focus of the team’s work has been on how the workflows as well as the data should be curated.

Take a look at, created by a joint team from the universities of Southampton and Manchester, led by David De Roure and Carole Goble. This project is funded by JISC under the Virtual Research Environments programme and by Microsoft's Technical Computing Initiative.


myExperiment is part of the myGrid consortium, which develops the Taverna Workflow Workbench for creating and executing scientific workflows, and also builds on CombeChem - two of the original UK e-Science Pilot Projects. The related WHIP (Triana enactment) activity in Cardiff is supported by the OMII-UK Commissioned Software Programme.

Other links …

TechFlash - UK prof receives Jim Gray award

Brier Dudley's Blog - UK prof wins inaugural Jim Gray eScience Award from Microsoft

20081210 - Updated with picture from Microsoft eScience Blog/Dan Fay