COSMIC Licensing

License fees have been introduced for the commercial use of COSMIC. This ensures the continued growth and maintenance of the resource for academics and industry alike.

We only apply fees to the commercial sector and COSMIC data remains completely free to academic and nonprofit research communities.

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Licensing Explained

Academic/Nonprofit Commercial/For Profit Startups*
COSMIC Downloads *
Email Helpdesk
Publication rights
Download files are freely available, you just need to sign up using an academic email address.
Anyone can contact our helpdesk at cosmic@sanger.ac.uk.
Anyone can contact our helpdesk at cosmic@sanger.ac.uk.
Anyone can contact our helpdesk at cosmic@sanger.ac.uk.
You will require a license to access this feature.
You will require a license to access this feature but at a discounted rate.
We encourage our users to reference COSMIC when they publish.
We encourage our users to reference COSMIC when they publish.
We encourage our users to reference COSMIC when they publish.
Distribution rights can be arranged, please contact us to discuss further.
Distribution rights can be arranged, please contact us to discuss further.
Distribution rights can be arranged, please contact us to discuss further.

* We want to encourage and support scientific entrepreneurship wherever possible, thus the use of COSMIC data by startups is discounted, upon qualifying conditions.

Academic

All aspects of COSMIC are completely free for academic users.

The website is entirely open access, if you want to make use of the range of download files and database dumps that we offer, you will need to sign up using an email address from an academic institution. Information on downloading is available here.

Commercial

Use of COSMIC data requires a license under our terms and conditions. Licenses are priced according to organisation size.

The fee structure is intended to be fair and was designed in consultation with industry. It is a simple four tier model based on the size of the company - not the number of COSMIC users, and how the data is distributed.

We want to encourage and support scientific entrepreneurship wherever possible, thus the use of COSMIC data by startups is discounted, upon qualifying conditions.

To find out more, get in touch with a member of our team by submitting a license enquiry above.

Further Information

If you would like further information, or to discuss any aspect of licensing, please get in touch with us directly. Alternatively you can fill in our quick enquiry form and we can provide you with details of the cost and licensing particulars. There is also a PDF summary of this page, which you can download below.

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cosmic-translation@sanger.ac.uk
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FAQs

Our Collaborators

We are always open to new research collaborations with partners in industry. Our collaborations move beyond conventional knowledge exchange and focus on building meaningful relationships. Such partnerships have previously produced tools such as COSMIC-3D and the Hallmarks of Cancer feature.

If you'd be interested in exploring collaboration opportunites please contact cosmic@sanger.ac.uk.