Introduction and Running Viash Pipelines


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The course begins with an overview of Viash and its benefits for data science workflows and your organizationa. The second part involves practical exercises teaching you to operate existing Viash-built data pipelines with Nextflow.

Target Audience

  • Managers
  • Biologists
  • Computational Researchers
  • Bioinformaticians
  • IT Developers



Course Overview

Module 1: Understanding the NoPipeline Concept

  • Introduction to Data Workflows in Biotechnology
  • The Emergence of NoPipeline
  • Benefits of NoPipeline in Research

Module 2: Introduction to Viash

  • Viash overview
  • Setting up Viash

Module 3: Setup for Executing Viash Pipelines

  • Acquiring Pipelines for Local Use
  • Understanding and Preparing Datasets
  • Configuring Pipeline Inputs and Outputs

Module 4: Operating Viash Pipelines

  • Executing Pipelines Locally with Test Data
  • Dataset Integration in Pipeline Execution
  • Running Pipelines with Seqera Cloud (NF-Tower)
  • Running Pipelines from Viash Hub


  • Provide an in-depth understanding of the NoPipeline concept and its significance in modern biotechnological research.
  • Equip participants with the skills to effectively utilize and managing existing data pipelines to process datasets.
  • Demonstrate the practical application of Vias] and the NoPipeline concept through hands-on experience and case studies.

Required skills

  • Understanding of Bioinformatics Pipelines: Participants should have a foundational knowledge of the role and context of bioinformatics pipelines in research and development (R&D) environments. This includes an awareness of how these pipelines are integral to processing and analyzing biological data, and their significance in advancing scientific discoveries and innovations in biotechnology.

  • Basic IT Proficiency: For the segment focusing on running pipelines, participants should possess basic information technology skills, particularly in using Command Line Interfaces (CLI). This skill is crucial for navigating and executing commands in environments where pipelines are developed and deployed, enabling participants to effectively interact with Viash and other pipeline tools.


Upon completion, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the NoPipeline concept, proficiency in running and managing existing Viash pipelines, and insights into leveraging the Viash Hub platform for collaborative and efficient research endeavors. This course aims to empower researchers with the tools and knowledge to navigate the evolving landscape of biotechnological data processing with confidence.


  • Robrecht Cannoodt
  • Toni Verbeiren


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