Contributing Guide

We love your contribution! We want to make contributing to this website as easy and transparent as possible, whether it’s:

  • Reporting a bug
  • Discussing the current state of the code
  • Submitting a fix
  • Proposing new features
  • Writing more docs
  • Becoming a maintainer

and so on.

Before you contribute, please read InterMine Code of Conduct

We develop with GitHub

We use github to host code, to track issues and feature requests, as well as accept pull requests.

InterMine Training Portal repository:

If you are new to GitHub, Open Source Guides will help you quick start.

All code changes happen through pull requests

In short, when you submit code changes, your submissions are understood to be under the same GitHub Flow. We actively welcome your pull requests:

  1. Fork the repo and create your branch from master.
  2. If you’ve added code that should be tested, add tests.
  3. Ensure the test suite passes.
  4. Make sure your code lints.
  5. Issue that pull request!

Any contributions you make will be under the MIT Software License

In short, when you submit code changes, your submissions are understood to be under the same MIT License that covers the project. Feel free to contact the maintainers if that’s a concern.

Report bugs using Github’s issues

We use GitHub issues to track public bugs. Report a bug by opening a new issue

Submit a fix

If you fix a bug, submit by pull request

Propose new features

We welcome new features about the code, videos, layout, and others!

Write more docs

If you find that some documentations are unclear, incomplete, or wrong, you can add new contents!

Become a maintainer

Welcome! We’re excited to have you join the community. InterMine integrates biological data, but you don’t have to be a biologist to contribute to InterMine. Some of our entry-level issues only require knowledge of the relevant programming language, but others may require more in-depth understanding.

If you’d like to learn a bit more about InterMine, visit here


By contributing, you agree that your contributions will be licensed under its MIT License.