Dockstore integrates with Cavatica platform, allowing you to launch CWL-based workflows from Dockstore in the Cavatica. Here is some information on what that looks like from a user point of view in a mini tutorial.

Exporting into Cavatica

When browsing CWL workflows from within Dockstore, you will see a “Launch with Cavatica” button on the right. The currently selected version of the workflow will be exported.

CWL workflow

CWL workflow

If not logged into the Cavatica, you will be prompted to login.

You will then be prompted to import the workflow into Cavatica. Please follow the Cavatica UI prompts to import the workflow into Cavatica.


  1. While we support launching of CWL workflows, tools as listed in Dockstore are currently not supported.

  2. The CGC does not currently support http(s) based imports in CWL. Dockstore disables the Launch with CGC button if the selected version has any http(s) imports.

  3. Only the CWL language is supported.