Benchling for Academics
Academics use Benchling to:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.