Conditions of Use

The public UCSC Cancer Genomics Browser website is free for academic, nonprofit, and personal use. Any use of the public browser requires credits to the browser site.

The UCSC Cancer Genomics Browser software is under copyright protection. If you are interested in obtaining the browser software, please see the licensing section below. A license is required for commercial use, and a processing fee is required for non-commercial use.

For assistance with questions or problems regarding the UCSC Cancer Genomics Browser software, database, genome assemblies, see the Help.

The data displayed in the UCSC Cancer Genomics Browser is under the same condition of use as specified at the original data download site.

Obtaining a Commercial License for the Cancer Browser

A license is required for commercial download and/or installation of the Cancer Browser binaries and source code. No license is needed for academic, nonprofit, and personal use. The data displayed by the browser is freely available for both public and commercial use with a few exceptions.

To purchase a license:

  • Read and sign the licensing agreement.
  • Email a signed copy of the license agreement to William Hale, Office for IP Management: technology@ucsc. edu
  • Follow the instructions in the license agreement for submitting the signed original copy and payment.

After your license application has been processed, you will receive instructions for downloading the browser software and data. CDs are also available upon request.

Cancer Browser licensing inquiries should be made to genome-cancer@soe. ucsc. edu .