How to publish a tool in the Tool Shed


  1. Prepare a correct set of tool files.
  2. Create an account on the Tool Shed.
  3. Create a repository.
  4. Upload your tool files.

Best practices

Use Planemo

We made the steps above easier to go through by implementing Planemo for both tool development and publishing to the Tool Shed. We heartily recommend you use it together with the best practices for Galaxy tool development.

Follow IUC guidance

The Intergalactic Utilities Commission maintains a set of best practices regarding publishing to the Tool Shed.

Last but not least we recommend having only tool per repository.