Rfam Cloud

Create new Rfam families or update the existing ones using the Rfam family building pipeline. Learn more →

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Are you an RNA expert comfortable with UNIX command line?

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Read documentation

Rfam Cloud documentation

Learn how to build a new RNA family in 10 steps.

Rfam Cloud Docs

Create RNA families

Rfam Cloud command line interface

Build an RNA family and submit it to Rfam for review.

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Using Rfam Cloud for teaching

Rfam Cloud has been successfully used in a three-month masters level RNA bioinformatics course at Paris-Saclay University under the supervision of Prof Daniel Gautheret. Eight teams of three graduate students used Rfam Cloud to build RNA families. Each team was assigned one candidate sequence to initiate the family building process. The students used Rfam Cloud at their own pace and produced 6 new Rfam families (RF03530, RF03531, RF03532, RF03533, RF03534, RF03535, and RF03536). View course slides →

Contact Rfam if you would like to hold a course using Rfam Cloud.


Where is Rfam Cloud hosted?

Rfam Cloud is hosted by the EMBASSY cloud platform provided by EMBL-EBI.

Can I see the code?

Rfam Cloud uses Docker and Kubernetes to run the family building pipeline. All code is available on GitHub.

Why do I need to request an account?

Rfam Cloud is a computationally expensive pipeline wherein users share limited resources. The Rfam team prioritises access to the pipeline and ensures that it is used for its intended purpose.