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What is the Nanopore Community?

Our community helps to bring everyone using nanopore technology together. New users get started quicker with access to Nanopore Learning. Discussion and collaboration drives experimental success with full access to documentation and support and as a member of our community you will help shape the next generation of our products and software.


Online courses support your future experiments from sample to result.


Identify and discuss the most appropriate extraction method, sequencing protocol and analysis workflow to use for your experiment.


Download the latest software and protocol updates. Learn about the latest techniques and applications updates.

Experiment planning

Protocol Library

A comprehensive database containing over 86 Oxford Nanopore Technologies protocols for step-by-step experimental guidance. Whole genome sequencing and metagenomics to cDNA and RNA sequencing are covered.

Protocol Builder

End-to-end experimental planning using our interactive protocol builder. Define your aim, then extraction process, library preparation, and experimental analysis, the protocol builder simplifies the experimental process, and provides a complete tailored workflow.

Protocol Selector

Detailed guidance and specific recommendations for library preparation based upon your sample type, input quantity and experimental priorities.

Online training with Nanopore Learning

MinION Mk1C and Mk1B

Getting started

Help with planning and step-by-step walkthroughs of your first MinION experiment

Technology introduction

Prepare to use nanopore sequencing technology with our 7-part video training course

Support & documentation

Help and technical documentation


Posts and discussions about every aspect of using nanopore technology with our global audience

Extraction methods

Extract DNA from a range of different biological samples, including plants, animal tissue, cell lines, soil, FFPE samples, and bacteria. Detailed information sheets and specific recommendations are provided for various tissue types.

In addition to extraction protocols, we have prepared a collection of useful tips and tricks, including advice on RNA QC, the effects of contaminants, and cell storage, to help you get the best results from your nanopore sequencing experiment.

Bioinformatics resources

We provide a wide range of tools to support nanopore data analysis. From end-to-end analysis workflows in EPI2ME to the latest cutting-edge tools to make the most of your sequencing runs.

EPI2ME solutions support both scientists without bioinformatics expertise as well as bioinformaticians getting started with Oxford Nanopore data, with fully-supported pre-configured workflows. Our command-line tools that are available through GitHub are suited for bioinformaticians looking for the latest algorithm or basecaller.

EPI2ME solutions are flexible tools offering:

  • Data analysis in the cloud or locally
  • Graphical user interface or command line interface
  • Real-time or post-run data analysis
  • Pre-configured workflows
    • Human variation: structural variants, SNVs and methylation
    • Metagenomics, 16S classification and assembly of bacterial genomes
    • Single cell and transcriptomics
    • SARS-CoV-2 analysis and antimicrobial resistance
    • And much more