COSMIC Licensing

Licence 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 for non-commercial use.

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For non-commercial use, you don't need to pay for a COSMIC licence. Register or login to download COSMIC.

Start your licence enquiry now and a member of our team will be in touch soon.

Please contact Qiagen for commercial licensing enquiries.

Licensing Explained

Non-commercial Commercial Startups*
COSMIC Downloads *
Email Helpdesk
Publication rights
Download files are freely available, you just need to sign up using an institutional 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 licence to access this feature.
You will require a licence 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.

Non-commercial

COSMIC continues to be provided free of charge for Non-Commercial Use

Any use for the purposes of its own internal research or education other than;

(i) use by a company or organisation whose primary purpose is to make money, otherwise known as a “for-profit” company or organisation; or

(ii) use by a company or organisation whose primary purpose is to serve a charitable, educational, scientific or literary purpose, otherwise known as a “not for-profit” company or organisation, and where such use relates to the provision of results or data relating to an individual’s health, wellbeing or any medical condition, and where the individual or their agent or guardian, has directly or indirectly (other than through taxation) paid money for the generation of or access to, such results or data

The terms for Non-Commercial Use are available here.

For any other type of use by academic or non-profit organizations for activities other than Non-Commercial Use will require an appropriate licence.

Commercial

Licence fees are required for commercial use in order to ensure the continued growth, development and maintenance of the resource.

For all enquiries relating to commercial use, please contact bioinformaticssales@qiagen.com.

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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Non-commercial License

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 opportunities please contact cosmic@sanger.ac.uk.