Obtaining a Commercial License for the Genome Browser
The Genome Browser binaries and source code are freely available for academic, nonprofit, and
personal use. A license is required for commercial download and installation of most Genome Browser
binaries and source code, with the exception of the items in the following directories that are
freely available for all uses:
kent/src/utils (includes big* tools)
The data displayed by the browser is freely available for both public and commercial use with a few
exceptions. The README.txt file in the download directory of each assembly shows the use
restrictions pertaining to that data set.
To purchase a license visit the Genome Browser store.
If you would like to purchase more than 20 copies of the Genome Browser source code, please follow
Read and sign the licensing agreement.
Email a signed copy of the license agreement to the UCSC Office for IP Management
in the Office for IP Management.
- Follow the instructions in the license agreement for submitting the signed original copy and
After your license application has been processed, you will receive instructions for downloading the
browser software and data. CDs are also available upon request.
Genome Browser licensing inquiries should be made to
For information about commercial licensing of the Blat and In-Silico PCR tools, see the
Kent Informatics website or contact