QIIME 2™ is a next-generation microbiome bioinformatics platform that is extensible, free, open source, and community developed.

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Automatically track your analyses with decentralized data provenance — no more guesswork on what commands were run!

Interactively explore your data with beautiful visualizations that provide new perspectives.

Easily share results with your team, even those members without QIIME 2 installed.

Plugin-based system — your favorite microbiome methods all in one place.


Choose the interface that fits your needs

q2cli the command line interface

Artifact API the data scientist's interface

q2studio the graphical user interface (PROTOTYPE)

q2studio is a functional prototype of a graphical user interface for QIIME 2, and is not necessarily feature-complete with respect to q2cli and the Artifact API.

Citing QIIME 2

If you use QIIME 2 for any published research, please include the following citation:

Bolyen E, Rideout JR, Dillon MR, Bokulich NA, Abnet CC, Al-Ghalith GA, Alexander H, Alm EJ, Arumugam M, Asnicar F, Bai Y, Bisanz JE, Bittinger K, Brejnrod A, Brislawn CJ, Brown CT, Callahan BJ, Caraballo-Rodríguez AM, Chase J, Cope EK, Da Silva R, Diener C, Dorrestein PC, Douglas GM, Durall DM, Duvallet C, Edwardson CF, Ernst M, Estaki M, Fouquier J, Gauglitz JM, Gibbons SM, Gibson DL, Gonzalez A, Gorlick K, Guo J, Hillmann B, Holmes S, Holste H, Huttenhower C, Huttley GA, Janssen S, Jarmusch AK, Jiang L, Kaehler BD, Kang KB, Keefe CR, Keim P, Kelley ST, Knights D, Koester I, Kosciolek T, Kreps J, Langille MGI, Lee J, Ley R, Liu YX, Loftfield E, Lozupone C, Maher M, Marotz C, Martin BD, McDonald D, McIver LJ, Melnik AV, Metcalf JL, Morgan SC, Morton JT, Naimey AT, Navas-Molina JA, Nothias LF, Orchanian SB, Pearson T, Peoples SL, Petras D, Preuss ML, Pruesse E, Rasmussen LB, Rivers A, Robeson MS, Rosenthal P, Segata N, Shaffer M, Shiffer A, Sinha R, Song SJ, Spear JR, Swafford AD, Thompson LR, Torres PJ, Trinh P, Tripathi A, Turnbaugh PJ, Ul-Hasan S, van der Hooft JJJ, Vargas F, Vázquez-Baeza Y, Vogtmann E, von Hippel M, Walters W, Wan Y, Wang M, Warren J, Weber KC, Williamson CHD, Willis AD, Xu ZZ, Zaneveld JR, Zhang Y, Zhu Q, Knight R, and Caporaso JG. 2019. Reproducible, interactive, scalable and extensible microbiome data science using QIIME 2. Nature Biotechnology 37: 852–857. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-019-0209-9

QIIME 2 plugins frequently utilize other software packages that must be cited in addition to QIIME 2 itself. Run qiime tools citations on an Artifact or Visualization to discover all of the citations relevant to the creation of that result. Lists of citations are provided by https://view.qiime2.org as well. To generate the list of citations for a QIIME 2 Artifact or Visualization, navigate to the "Provenance" page, and then to the "Citations" tab.