Who we are:

The MICROBIOME Community of Special Interest aims at the advancement and evaluation of computational methods in microbiome research, especially metaomic approaches. Based on the Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation (CAMI), the COSI supplies users and developers with exhaustive quantitative data about the performance of methods in relevant scenarios. It therefore guides users in the selection and application of methods and in their proper interpretation. Furthermore, the COSI provides a platform for exchange and networking between method developers, and provides valuable information allowing them to identify promising directions for their future work.


CAMI paper online and open accessible in Nature Methods

Our paper "Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation—a benchmark of metagenomics software" is now online in Nature Methods.

Here we publicly share full-text access to a view-only version of the paper by using the following SharedIt link:


Readers of our article via the shared link will also be able to use Enhanced PDF features such as annotation tools, one-click supplements, citation file exports and article metrics.

CAMI 2 upcoming

Are you a developer of a computational metagenome analysis method and software? The CAMI 2 contest will open in Spring 2018. Find more information on http://cami-challenge.org.