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Software Design for Empowering Scientists
January/February 2009 (vol. 26 no. 1)
pp. 88-95
David De Roure, University of Southampton
Carole Goble, University of Manchester
Scientific research is increasingly digital. Some activities, such as data analysis, search, and simulation, can be accelerated by letting scientists write workflows and scripts that automate routine activities. These capture pieces of the scientific method that scientists can share. The averna Workbench, a widely deployed scientific-workflow-management system, together with the myExperiment social Web site for sharing scientific experiments, follow six principles of designing software for adoption by scientists and six principles of user engagement.

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Index Terms:
scientific workflow management systems, Taverna workflow workbench, myExperiment social Web site, agile software development
David De Roure, Carole Goble, "Software Design for Empowering Scientists," IEEE Software, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 88-95, Jan.-Feb. 2009, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.22
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