Towards reproducible computational biology

An introductory tutorial


This is an introductory tutorial for working in a reproducible manner in bioinformatics/genomics and related fields of study. You will learn how to analyse some next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. The idea here is not to facilitate the best possible analysis of this data or to use the best tools available, but rather to learn some tools that are available to us for making our analysis as reproducible as possible. The data you will be using is real research data, albeit down-sampled to make the analyses finish in a reasonable time.

Currently, Dr. Sebastian Schmeier is teaching this material at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand.

More information about other bioinformatics material, tutorials, and our research can be found on the webpages of the Schmeier Group (


A PDF-version of this tutorial can be downloaded here.

Slides from a recent introductory seminar to this tutorial given at ResBaz Auckland 2018 can be found below: