This document describes the output produced by the pipeline. Most of the plots are taken from the MultiQC report, which summarises results at the end of the pipeline.
The directories listed below will be created in the results directory after the pipeline has finished. All paths are relative to the top-level results directory.
The pipeline is built using Nextflow and processes data using the following steps:
- FastQC - Raw read QC
- Samtools - collate, extract reads and compute bam/cram stats
- MultiQC - Aggregate report describing results and QC from the whole pipeline
- Pipeline information - Report metrics generated during the workflow execution
*.pre_conversion_fastqc.html: FastQC report containing quality metrics before of input BAM files (Not available for CRAM input).
*.pre_conversion_fastqc.zip: Zip archive containing the FastQC report of the input BAM file, tab-delimited data file and plot images.
*.post_conversion_fastqc.html: FastQC report containing quality metrics before of converted fastq reads.
*.post_conversion_fastqc.zip: Zip archive containing the FastQC report of the converted fastq reads, tab-delimited data file and plot images.
FastQC gives general quality metrics about your sequenced reads. It provides information about the quality score distribution across your reads, per base sequence content (%A/T/G/C), adapter contamination and overrepresented sequences. For further reading and documentation see the FastQC help pages.
NB: The FastQC plots displayed in the MultiQC report shows untrimmed reads. They may contain adapter sequence and potentially regions with low quality.
*.*stats?: samtools statistics files
Samtools is used to extract reads from the bam files and to compute some BAM/CRAM statistics.
The converted and gzipped fastq output reads are written to the directory
*.merged.fastq.gz: Paired-end read files
*.other.fq.gz: Single-end read files
multiqc_report.html: a standalone HTML file that can be viewed in your web browser.
multiqc_data/: directory containing parsed statistics from the different tools used in the pipeline.
multiqc_plots/: directory containing static images from the report in various formats.
MultiQC is a visualization tool that generates a single HTML report summarising all samples in your project. Most of the pipeline QC results are visualised in the report and further statistics are available in the report data directory.
Results generated by MultiQC collate pipeline QC from supported tools e.g. FastQC. The pipeline has special steps which also allow the software versions to be reported in the MultiQC output for future traceability. For more information about how to use MultiQC reports, see http://multiqc.info.
- Reports generated by Nextflow:
- Reports generated by the pipeline:
pipeline_report*files will only be present if the
--email_on_failparameter’s are used when running the pipeline.
- Reformatted samplesheet files used as input to the pipeline:
- Reports generated by Nextflow:
Nextflow provides excellent functionality for generating various reports relevant to the running and execution of the pipeline. This will allow you to troubleshoot errors with the running of the pipeline, and also provide you with other information such as launch commands, run times and resource usage.