Workflow Description Language (WDL) on RAP


Anastazie Sedlakova


January 28, 2022

Two part Webinar about how to run workflows building using Workflow Description Lanage (WDL) on the UK Biobank Research Analysis Platform.

Learning Objectives

  1. List the advantages of the WDL apps and workflows
  2. Use dxCompiler to compile workflows
  3. Define data types, and basic WDL syntax
  4. Write tasks and workflows using the WDL Libraries built-in resources
  5. Refine workflows with metadata
  6. Compute dynamic resource requirements
  7. Integrate the use of containers into workflows
  8. Create a Docker image from scratch.

Intro to WDL, Part 1

Building Apps on UKB RAP


BibTeX citation:
  author = {Ted Laderas and Anastazie Sedlakova},
  title = {Workflow {Description} {Language} {(WDL)} on {RAP}},
  date = {2022-01-28},
  url = {},
  langid = {en}
For attribution, please cite this work as:
Ted Laderas, and Anastazie Sedlakova. 2022. “Workflow Description Language (WDL) on RAP.” January 28, 2022.