The CellML project

The CellML language is an open standard based on the XML markup language. CellML is being developed by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland and affiliated research groups.

The purpose of CellML is to store and exchange computer-based mathematical models. CellML allows scientists to share models even if they are using different modelling tools. It also enables them to reuse components from one model in another, thus accelerating model development. Read more...

About CellML

Find out about the CellML language; what it can be used for, its history, and future directions.

Getting started

New to CellML? This section collates information about CellML and tutorials that will help get you up and running with CellML.

Tools and API

The CellML community is committed to providing freely available tools for creating, editing, and using CellML models.

Model repository

The model repository is a resource where modellers can collaborate with each other to build and share models with the rest of the world.


Read the CellML specifications - core language and a variety of metadata specifications are available.


CellML is built around open source science and software. The website is a community hub for all things CellML.

12th International CellML Workshop

26 & 27 March 2018


The 12th International CellML Workshop will be held at the Goldie Room at Goldie Vineyard on Waiheke Island.

Please refer to the information page for all the details.


HARMONY is a hackathon-type meeting, with a focus on development of the standards, interoperability and infrastructure. The HARMONY 2018 meeting will be hosted by the group of Jonathan Cooper, Gary Mirams, and Michael Clerx in Oxford, UK, from 18 to 22 June 2018.


The COMBINE 2018 Meeting will take place in Boston, MA USA, from October 8th to October 12th at the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering at Boston University.

Editor election results

David Nickerson and Michael Clerx have been elected to the CellML Editorial Board.