About the Plugins category

The Community Plugins category is for sharing QIIME 2 plugins that are not part of the QIIME 2 Core Distribution. These may be contributed by members of the QIIME 2 plugin developer community, or by QIIME 2 developers who are not ready to transition their methods into the core distribution yet (e.g., because the methods and visualizers are experimental, or because the plugin or some of its dependencies are not conda installable).

Community Plugins should include a description of why a reader would be interested in the plugin, the current status of the plugin (e.g., should users consider the results to be publication quality, or are the approaches more experimental?), the versions of QIIME 2 that the plugin is known to work with, instructions for installing the plugin, and ideally a brief tutorial that illustrates how to use the plugin and interpret the results. Running all of the commands in the tutorial should be quick (e.g., a few minutes of compute time).