HaTSPiL: A modular pipeline for high-throughput sequencing data analysis

Autoři: Edoardo Morandi aff001;  Matteo Cereda aff002;  Danny Incarnato aff001;  Caterina Parlato aff002;  Giulia Basile aff002;  Francesca Anselmi aff001;  Andrea Lauria aff001;  Lisa Marie Simon aff001;  Isabelle Laurence Polignano aff001;  Francesca Arruga aff002;  Silvia Deaglio aff002;  Elisa Tirtei aff004;  Franca Fagioli aff004;  Salvatore Oliviero aff001
Působiště autorů: Department of Life Sciences and System Biology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy aff001;  Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM), Turin, Italy aff002;  Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy aff003;  Paediatric Onco-Haematology, Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Division, City of Science and Health of Turin, Regina Margherita Children’s Hospital, Turin, Italy aff004
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(10)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0222512



Next generation sequencing methods are widely adopted for a large amount of scientific purposes, from pure research to health-related studies. The decreasing costs per analysis led to big amounts of generated data and to the subsequent improvement of software for the respective analyses. As a consequence, many approaches have been developed to chain different software in order to obtain reliable and reproducible workflows. However, the large range of applications for NGS approaches entails the challenge to manage many different workflows without losing reliability.


We here present a high-throughput sequencing pipeline (HaTSPiL), a Python-powered CLI tool designed to handle different approaches for data analysis with a high level of reliability. The software relies on the barcoding of filenames using a human readable naming convention that contains any information regarding the sample needed by the software to automatically choose different workflows and parameters. HaTSPiL is highly modular and customisable, allowing the users to extend its features for any specific need.


HaTSPiL is licensed as Free Software under the MIT license and it is available at https://github.com/dodomorandi/hatspil.

Klíčová slova:

Computer software – Next-generation sequencing – Programming languages – Research validity – Software design – Software tools – User interfaces – Mutational analysis


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