Rfam is a collection of non-coding RNA families represented by manually curated sequence alignments, consensus secondary structures, and predicted homologues.
This documentation is maintained by the Rfam team. Please report any issues or contribute on GitHub.
Rfam is freely available under the Creative Commons Zero (“CC0”) licence.
We choose CC0 because:
It is the best way to encourage remixing and reuse as it makes clear to any user – academic, commercial or otherwise – that the data are not owned by anyone and therefore can be used freely.
It saves researchers time when reusing the data, which speeds up the process of science.
If you use Rfam in your work, please consider citing the Rfam references.
Get in touch¶
If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to submit a GitHub issue or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.