Benchling for Academics

Modernize your science through seamless collaboration and effective data management, completely free to academics.

Academics use Benchling to:

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Integrate their lab notebook with sequence analysis

Store biological sequences on the same platform where you store the rest of your data. In Benchling, your tools for sequence design and analysis are seamlessly integrated with your protocols, observations, and experimental results.

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Safeguard research and laboratory knowledge

Prevent the loss of laboratory knowledge when members transition, and maintain research continuity with Benchling. Being on the cloud means your data is backed up, timestamped, and accessible with any internet connection.

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Streamline data sharing and collaboration

Organize your data with Benchling to navigate through countless experiments and easily share data across your laboratory. Best of all, search for any result — yours or your collaborators' — if it’s in Benchling.

A unified platform for all research needs

“We constantly use Benchling to share data with other project members and collaborators. It’s an easier way to search notebooks and share sequencing data, plasmids, or protocols.”
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Dr. Christina BovilleResnick Prize Postdoctoral Scholar, Frances Arnold Lab, Caltech
“The Benchling developers are pretty aggressive about releasing new features, so you can be confident that you are using cutting-edge features for sequence editing and management.”
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Dr. Evan AppletonPostdoctoral Fellow, Church Lab, Harvard Medical School
“I have my whole lab use Benchling because it’s a revolutionary way to share information about recombinant DNA.”
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Dr. Karmella HaynesAssociate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University
“Using Benchling means my data and notebook entries are accessible from any computer that I log in from. Alternatives are either expensive or not designed with science in mind.”
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Dr. Stephen FloorAssistant Professor of Cell & Tissue Biology, UCSF
“Benchling streamlines my experimental workflow, lab notebook, and data sharing - making me a more effective researcher and collaborator.”
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Aaron CravensPhD Candidate in Bioengineering, Smolke Lab, Stanford University
Join the thousands of universities and schools already using Benchling
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we offer an academic plan free of charge. The academic plan includes the basic building blocks of Benchling and is specifically formulated for academic researchers. You can sign-up here.

Notebook and Molecular Biology are included to help academics accelerate their research.

Our Inventory and Registry products were built for industry requirements, not academic. Much of the functionality assumes that the users will be operating in a structured, consistent, and private environment. That's compared to how many of our academic users shift users frequently, change data formats often, and require unstructured external collaboration, making the industry platform a less-than-ideal fit.

Yes, you can continue using the product, but our industry paid product offers additional power and scale for R&D teams as they grow and their needs get more complex including security, collaboration, and structured data.  For teams that are just getting started, you can learn more about Benchling for Startups here.

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