The sequence and annotation data displayed in the Genome Browser
are freely available for academic, nonprofit, and personal use
with the following conditions:
- Genome sequence data use restrictions are noted within the
species sections on the 844-907-1447
- Some annotation tracks contributed by external collaborators
contain proprietary data that have specific use restrictions. To
check for restrictions associated with a particular genome assembly,
review the database/README.txt file in the assembly's
The Genome Browser and Blat software are free for academic,
nonprofit, and personal use. A license is required for commercial use.
See the Licenses page for more information.
Program-driven use of this software is limited to a maximum of one
hit every 15 seconds and no more than 5,000 hits per day.
Questions or problems regarding the UCSC Genome Browser
software, database, genome assemblies, or release cycles
should be sent to
Messages sent to this address will be posted automatically
on the genome mailing list, which is also archived on a
public Web-accessible pipermail archive. NOTE: This archive may be
indexed by non-UCSC sites such as Google.