Taverna is an open source and domain-independent Workflow Management System – a suite of tools used to design and execute scientific workflows and aid in silico experimentation.
Taverna has been created by the myGrid team and funded through the OMII-UK. The project has guaranteed funding till 2014.
Taverna allows for the automation of experimental methods through the use of a number of different (local or remote) services from a very diverse set of domains – biology, chemistry and medicine to music, meteorology, and social sciences.
Effectively, Taverna allows a scientist with limited computing background and limited technical resources and support to construct highly complex analyses over public and private data and computational resources, all from a standard PC, UNIX box or Apple computer.