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WORKSHOP: Reproducible Bioinformatics with Nextflow and nf-core

June 5, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tyler McInnes

WORKSHOP: Reproducible Bioinformatics with Nextflow and nf-core
This online workshop is delivered by Genomics Aotearoa and NeSI, and will be taught from 10:00am to 4:00pm NZT on Wednesday the 5th of June, 2024, and is for New Zealand researchers interested in learning to use Nextflow.

Register for Reproducible Bioinformatics with Nextflow and nf-core

Nextflow is a management software system which facilitates the writing of scalable and reproducible scientific workflows. As a management system, Nextflow will simplify the development, monitoring, execution and sharing of pipelines. Using Nextflow will improve the reproducibility, portability, and run time of tasks.

Nextflow can integrate pipelines written in common scripting languages such as R and Python and couple these with environment management systems such as Docker, Singularity and Conda. Nextflow uses Domain Specific Language (DSL) which makes running workflows on cloud or high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure easy.

This workshop will also introduce nf-core: a community-driven repository of peer-reviewed best practice analysis pipelines written in Nextflow.

This workshop is comprised of three sections:
Section 1
– An introduction to Nextflow.
– Useful terminology.
– Working in the Nextflow environment.
Section 2
– An introduction to nf-core – a repository of existing pipelines.
– General structure of a pipeline.
– Running and customising your first pipeline.
Section 3
– Customising and configuring pipelines.
– Metrics and shareable reports.

This is a fully online, hands-on workshop. This workshop material will be run on the NeSI OpenOnDemand training environment – there is no need to install any software for this workshop. Instructions on how to access the training platform will be sent out with the confirmation letter to registrants.
Participants must have their own laptops and plan to participate actively. You will require a working web browser.
Prerequisites: You must have basic command line (Bash) skills to participate in this workshop.
If you have any questions about these workshops, including whether they are suitable for you, please contact

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