Checks the GitHub Actions awstest is valid.

In addition to small test datasets run on GitHub Actions, we provide the possibility of testing the pipeline on AWS. This should ensure that the pipeline runs as expected on AWS (which often has its own unique edge cases).


Running tests on AWS incurs costs, so these tests are not triggered automatically. Instead, they use the workflow_dispatch trigger, which allows for manual triggering of the workflow when testing on AWS is desired.


You can trigger the tests by going to the Actions tab on the pipeline GitHub repository and selecting the nf-core AWS test workflow on the left.

The .github/workflows/awstest.yml file is tested for the following:

  • Must not be turned on for push or pull_request.
  • Must be turned on for workflow_dispatch.