Software Development at Vernalis

The Informatics team at Vernalis is committed to producing software tools that help our scientists make better decisions, quicker. The team is also actively involved in collaborations with commercial cheminformatics software companies, and in open-source software communities.


KNIME ( is an open-source platform that enables automation of complex data processing 'workflows'. Researchers at Vernalis are making extensive use of KNIME, and are actively involved in the KNIME community, and in the development of new nodes (the 'building-blocks' of workflows for KNIME.

Vernalis KNIME nodes

A set of Vernalis KNIME nodes have been released under an open-source software licence (GPLv3), allowing other KNIME users to download and use the functionality for free.  It is also of note that the nodes meet KNIME’s ‘Trusted Community Contribution’ criteria (, indicating that the code is considered robust for use in production environments.

For further details, and information on installing the Vernalis KNIME nodes, please see our KNIME Community page.  You can also find out more, and ask questions on the forum, or contact the Vernalis KNIME developers directly by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



Licence and Copyright

The Vernalis KNIME Nodes are released under the GNU GPLv3 licence.



The PDB Connector KNIME Node is Copyright (C) 2012, Vernalis (R&D) Ltd and Enspiral Discovery Limited.  All other Vernalis KNIME Nodes are Copyright (C) 2013-2016 Vernalis (R&D) Ltd.  The Vernalis KNIME Nodes are free software: you can redistribute them and/or modify them under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.  The Vernalis KNIME Nodes are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with the Vernalis KNIME Nodes.  If not, see