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 is an organisation dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease.

The Competence Centre for Genome Analysis Kiel

The Competence Centre for Genome Analysis Kiel is funded by the German Research Foundation and specialises in high-throughput sequencing of genomes.

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is one of the premier centres of genomic discovery and understanding in the world. It leads ambitious collaborations across the globe to provide the foundations for further research and transformative healthcare innovations.

Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute & ICS University of Glasgow

The Beatson Institute is one of Cancer Research UK’s core-funded institutes. They have built an excellent reputation for basic cancer research, including world-class metabolism studies and renowned in vivo modelling of tumour growth and metastasis.

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is an international organisation providing top class research, education and environmental analysis in the sciences for sustainable life.

International Agency for Research on Cancer
World Health Organisation

The International Agency for Research on Cancer is the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization. The objective of the IARC is to promote international collaboration in cancer research.

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.

City of Hope

City of Hope is a private, not-for-profit clinical research center, hospital and graduate medical school located in Duarte, California, United States.

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali

IISER Mohali is an autonomous academic and research institution at Mohali, Punjab, India.

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) in Jena was founded in 2014 to target fundamental questions of human history and evolution since the Paleolithic.

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Helmholtz Association

The DZNE investigates the causes of neurodegenerative diseases and develops novel strategies for prevention, treatment and care.

New York University
New York University

Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is one of the world's leading botanic gardens and a centre of excellence for horticulture, science and education.

National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden

NBIS is a distributed national bioinformatics infrastructure, supporting life sciences in Sweden.

Institut Curie
Institut Curie Bioinformatics platform

The Institut Curie is a private nonprofit organization created in 1909 which combines a leading European cancer research center with a hospital group. The Institut Curie Bioinformatics platform is composed of biostatisticians and software engineers who offer a multidisciplinary expertise to support the biotechnological platforms, the research units and the hospital in their daily activities.

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub - Data Sciences Platform

CZ Biohub is an independent, non-profit medical research organization working in collaboration with UC San Francisco, Stanford University and UC Berkeley. Our vision is to develop and apply technologies that will enable doctors to cure, prevent or manage all diseases during our children’s lifetime.


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.