COSMIC - Registration

Use of the COSMIC website is entirely free for all users but before you can download data you will need to register:

Account type *

Academic licence

Students and employees of academic or non-profit organisations may download all COSMIC data for free. You will need register in order to download data. You must register using an email address provided by your organisation because we use your email address to verify your academic status.

Note that registering as an academic user but using COSMIC data for commercial purposes could leave your company liable for commercial licence fees.

Corporate licence

Users from commercial or for-profit organisations may register but you will not be able to download data unless your organisation has purchased a COSMIC corporate licence. You must register using your company email address because we use your email address to verify your licence status.

You can read more about our commercial licensing programme on our help pages or you can contact us to find out more.

Non-affiliated / notification-only account

If you are not affiliated with an academic institution or commercial company, or if you do not intend to download COSMIC data, you may still register for a COSMIC account. A non-affiliated or notification-only account will not allow you to download data. It will allow you to be notified of COSMIC releases and other updates.

In order to support the growth and maintenance of the COSMIC database as a valuable public resource, we have implemented a licensing model which applies to all downloadable content.

In order to support the growth and maintenance of the COSMIC database as a valuable public resource, we have implemented a licensing model which applies to all downloadable content.

If you register as a company user, your account will not have access to COSMIC data unless your company licenses COSMIC. Please contact the COSMIC translation team to discuss licensing COSMIC.

In order to support the growth and maintenance of the COSMIC database as a valuable public resource, we have implemented a licensing model which applies to all downloadable content.

If you register using a personal email address, because you do not have an email address from a place of study or other employer, or because you do not intend to download COSMIC data, we will be unable to verify your affiliation with an academic institute or licensed company.

A non-affiliated or notification-only account will allow you to:

  • receive release emails and updates to COSMIC resources
  • receive information about user research, including invitations to shape the future of the COSMIC website and other services through our outreach and user research programmes
  • receive general email announcements, such as notifications of COSMIC events such as workshops or training events

Your account will not be authorised to download COSMIC data.

Email preferences *

We would like to be able to contact you by email

By registering for a COSMIC account you are agreeing to receive emails that are directly related to your account, such as emails with links for resetting your password.

We need your permission to contact you by email for other purposes, for example with announcements of new releases. We will only email you with COSMIC-related messages. Your email address will never be passed to any third-party.

You can change your email preferences at any time, by visiting the account settings page after you login.

  • Please contact me with announcements of new releases or updates
  • Please contact me to find out if I am interested in taking part in user research aimed at improving COSMIC
  • Please contact me with information about new COSMIC projects, websites or tools