Galaxy Documentation

The resources outlined here provide valuable documentation for successfully operating a Galaxy instance. Contributions from the community are highly encouraged!


Each new Galaxy is released with extensive notes that highlight and summarize changes and new features.


Documentation for administering Galaxy can be found here.

Docs with code

The following resources provide documentation for using Galaxy through the API.

  1. API - The application programming interface documentation.
  2. Framework - The Python framework documentation.


The Galaxy Project is an open source platform that utilzes the many contributions from the Galaxy community. If you are interested in contributing code to Galaxy, have a look at the development resources.

Tool development

Planemo is a set of CLI utilities used to assist with building and publishing Galaxy tools. Users developing Galaxy tools are strongly encouraged to implement Planemo to make tool development faster and easier.