Welcome to project NARWHAL

NARWHAL, a primary analysis pipeline for NGS data

R.W.W. Brouwer1,2, M.C.G.N. van den Hout1, F.G. Grosveld1 and W.F.J. van IJcken1,*

1)Center for Biomics, Department of Cell biology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2)Netherlands Bioinformatics Center (NBIC), Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  • corresponding author


the NARWHAL software pipeline has been developed to automate the primary analysis of massive parallel sequencing data. NARWHAL has been specifically developed to deal with large num-bers of samples and diverse sequencing applications. NARWHAL performs de-multiplexing, alignment and quality control with a minimum of hands-on time.

Installation instructions

installation instructions are available here.

User guide

The user guide is available here.

House keeping information

Mailing lists

This project provides the following mailing lists.

  • narwhal-users: a list intended for general discussion on the project.
  • narwhal-commits: a list that receives source code commit messages.
  • narwhal-devel: a list intended for discussion among developers (subscription is restricted to registered developers).



Stable distributions are available from the downloads section.

Source access

Anonymous readonly subversion access works as follows:

  svn co narwhal

Write access is only available to registered developers.

You can become a developer by registering yourself if you haven't already done so, and requesting write access on the narwhal-users mailing list.

Starting Points

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Last modified 11 years ago Last modified on Oct 7, 2011, 11:04:08 AM