About nf-core


nf-core is by design a collaborative effort, and would not exist if it were not for the efforts of many dedicated contributors. You can see a list of nf-core members on GitHub: https://github.com/orgs/nf-core/people

Some of the organisations running nf-core pipelines are listed below, along with a key person who you can contact for advice.

Is your group missing? Please submit a pull request to add yourself!

National Genomics Infrastructure

The NGI provides next-generation sequencing services for Swedish academic groups. Many of the nf-core pipelines started life as SciLifeLab / NGI workflows.

Quantitative Biology Center
Universität Tübingen

The Quantitative Biology Center provides a one-stop-shop for access to high-throughput technologies in the life sciences and the required bioinformatics analysis. As a bioinformatics core facility, we provide advanced data analysis techniques.

Centre for Genomic Regulation

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in Barcelona, Spain, whose mission is to discover and advance knowledge for the benefit of society and public health.

Genomics Institute of Singapore

The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) is a national initiative for Singapore with a global vision that seeks to use genomic sciences to achieve extraordinary improvements in human health and public prosperity.

The Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute it a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the biology underlying health and disease.

Harshil Patel drpatelh
The Competence Centre for Genome Analysis Kiel
Lifebit Biotech

Lifebit is a London-based biotech start-up which offers an intelligent genomics platform to researchers and their corresponding organisations for scalable, modular and reproducible genomic analysis.

Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center

Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center is a comprehensive cancer centre which provides clinical care to patients, education (students & CME), perform research and prevention activities.

BioFrontiers Institute at University of Colorado, Boulder

The BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado (CU) is an interdisciplinary hub for bioscience research and education with a focus on improving human health.

Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology
Austrian Academy of Sciences

The Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, an Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, is dedicated to basic research in diverse aspects of plant molecular biology.

Research Institute of Molecular Pathology IMP

The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) is a basic research institute in molecular biology, based at the Vienna Biocenter in Austria.


The nf-core project came about at the start of 2018 as the pet-project of Phil Ewels (@ewels). He's the head of the development facility at NGI Stockholm (National Genomics Infrastructure), part of SciLifeLab in Sweden.

The NGI has been developing analysis pipelines for use with it's genomics data for several years and started using a set of standards for each pipeline created. This helped other people run the pipelines on their own systems - typically Swedish research groups at first, but later on other core genomics facilities too.

As the number of people interested in these common pipelines grew, it seemed silly to keep all the pipelines under the umbrella of just SciLifeLab, complete with NGI prefixes and logos. To try to open up the effort into a truly collaborative project, nf-core was created and all relevant pipelines moved to this new GitHub Organisation.

Get in touch

To get in touch with the nf-core team, you have a few options:

To join the nf-core GitHub organisation, just drop us a line on this GitHub issue.