Participating in CAMI

Are you a developer of a computational metagenome analysis method and software? CAMI is for you!

The CAMI contest will open on March 27, 2015. Answers to some frequently asked questions about CAMI can be found in the FAQ section.

Example data sets

We made some example data sets with gold standards (simulated from public genomes) available at our data download website. We encourage participants to run their tool on these data sets and upload their results, to familiarize with the  up- and download site.  Give us feedback if anything is unclear. The data sets are available at: 

Format specifications, presentation materials and other information are deposited on github. File formats for different tasks:

Reproducibility of results

Participants are encouraged to submit reproducible results, either by submitting their tool on the contest website in a docker container or by installation of their software on the Blacklight machine at the PSC.

Mailing list and contact to CAMI core team

A plain mailing list is available for all CAMI participants:

Please post all CAMI participation related questions to this list (posting for list members only).

We also invite tool developers to interact with the CAMI core team in defining the CAMI contest already in the development phase. For this you can join our Google+ community or contact us directly. These slides also give an overview over different parts being realized in CAMI. Please also subscribe to our newsletter.