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Phil EwelsJul 02, 2021

nf-core June 2021 Updates - The latest news from the nf-core team

The nf-core project fosters collaborative development and best-practices for the Nextflow community. Now counted in the thousands of users (https://nf-co.re/stats), we provide over 50 ready-to-use Nextflow pipelines as well as a suite of helper tools and templates.

The nf-core community has had a busy few months as always. The march towards Nextflow DSL2 continues with work focussing on three areas: the pipeline template, pipeline helper tools and the nf-core/modules repository. The next release of nf-core/tools will ship with a DSL2 template, which is now becoming relatively stable. There are now 198 different tool wrappers available in nf-core/tools which anyone can use in their DSL2 pipeline. Just run nf-core modules install and the helper tools will do the rest.

Our nf-core/bytesize seminar series has been doing well, with regular 15 minute talks each Tuesday. Talks are live-streamed to Youtube and available to watch on-demand, complete with written transcripts. We have now covered 18 different topics with material both for beginners and experienced developers. Visit https://nf-co.re/events to see what’s available. Next up after the summer, we will have a number of nf-core community members present specific pipelines that they have developed.

There have also been several pipeline releases over the past few months, with a totally new pipeline dedicated to downloading genomics data from public repositories (https://nf-co.re/fetchngs). The nf-core/viralrecon pipeline continues to get new features and foster adoption across the community, and work is also starting on a new pipeline for clinical use with rare disease diagnosis (https://nf-co.re/raredisease). We’re happy to see a number of nf-core pipelines be featured in peer reviewed publications, such as the recent paper about the nf-core/diaproteomics pipeline. To see a complete list, visit https://nf-co.re/publications

nf-core is a fun and inspiring group of people; everyone is always welcome to join us at https://nf-co.re/join.