Galaxy is driven and supported by its user and developer communities. This page attempts to bring together everything loosely related to community into one place.
Any organization, group, or individual who uses, deploys, or develops Galaxy is considered a part of the Galaxy community. Community members are free to integrate their own tools and/or data into Galaxy. Members within the Galaxy community are located all around the world. Subgroups within the overall community may differ in size (small versus large) and/or degree of privacy (public versus private). However, regardless of affiliation, Galaxy's primary mission is to contribute to research in a wide variety of fields across the tree of life.
In short, the Galaxy community includes anyone who works with Galaxy in any capacity. We are wide open.
Special Interest Groups
Galaxy-Admins is a discussion group for Galaxy community members who are responsible for large Galaxy installations.
Galaxy-based Proteomics efforts.
The Intergalactic Utilities Commission (IUC) maintains high-quality Galaxy tools and develops best practices.
Galaxy Training Network
The Galaxy Training Network (GTN) is a network of people and groups that present Galaxy and Galaxy-based training around the world. Members of the GTN are also responsible for generating, curating, and maintaining a large repository of Galaxy training materials which can be accessed here. There is also a mailing list.
By Geography / Language
France & French
Galaxy in France and other French speaking communities.
- The GUGGO group is a collaborative space for scientists, biologists, and bioinformaticians based in Western France who are interested in data analysis and the Galaxy platform. GUGGO facilitates the transfer of information in western France about Galaxy.
- This community features Galaxy VMs, instances, monthly meetups, and an annual workshop in Tokyo.
- #usegalaxyjp on Twitter
Spain & Spanish
- At the end of the III Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Symposium in Barcelona on 18 December 2015, Galaxy users and developers got together to share information and code and plan future Galaxy workshops and other activities. Chairs of this session were Toni Espinosa (UAB) and Gonzalo Vera (CRAG). The announcement PDF and the announcement email contain further details.
- Galaxy in the United Kingdom.
- @GalaxyUKFriends on Twitter
Ever wonder how other sites deploy Galaxy? Want to share how your Galaxy instance is deployed with others? The Galaxy Deployment Catalog describes deployments, both in summary and in detail. Please add your deployment today.
Want to share how you addressed a particular challenge in your Galaxy deployment? Log entries describe specific solutions to a wide variety of different issues within Galaxy. For example, one can use the logs to find details concerning what steps were taken to deploy Galaxy on particular platforms (or with particular software). It's an easy way to help others learn from what you've already done and avoid reinventing the wheel.
- Tool Shed - Tool wrappers contributed by community members.
- Events - Events of interest to the community, including the annual Galaxy meetings.
- Support - How to get (and help with) support, including Mailing Lists.
- Training and Outreach - Find out how you can support the Galaxy community and get the word out about Galaxy.