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Download Account

To be able to download binary releases of openBIS, you need to obtain a Download Account from SIS and you need to log into this page (top right-hand corner).

To request an account, please contact SIS Helpdesk.

For use in universities, other non-profit research organizations and Swiss government agencies, members of such institutions can get a permanent account free of obligations. Employees of for-profit companies and foreign government agencies can obtain an account for testing the software. Permanent access to binary releases for use in for-profit companies will require an agreement with SIS.


The source code of openBIS can be found in the SIS Git repository, available under the following LICENSE.

Mailing list

If you would like to receive information about new releases and openBIS events, please sign up to the openBIS mailing list.

Production Release

The current production release of openBIS is 19.06.5, released in June 2020.

openBIS 19.06 can also be deployed via Docker container.

Documentation 19.06

openBIS Documentation 19.06

For an overview about changes, see the Change Log.

Documentation 20.10

openBIS Documentation 20.10

For an overview about changes, see the Change Log.

Data Set Uploader

Download App with Java included (Mac Os X)

Download Jar only (All Platforms)

Software Download

Sprint Releases


What are "Sprint Releases"?

We release about every 2 weeks a "Sprint Release" of openBIS, which is a snapshot of the current development version, and a "Sprint Release" of the ELN-LIMS plugin. These versions provide with a good overview on the ongoing development effort. The software is tested, but not to the same level as public releases. However, Sprint builds of openBIS are used productively by collaborators of ours who need the new, much improved functionality.


openBIS Documentation Sprint Release

For an overview about changes, see the Change Log.

Development Version Download

openBIS ELN-LIMS Virtual Machine

For users who would like to test the openBIS ELN-LIMS platform without installing the software, we provide two Virtual Machines (VM) with openBIS ELN-LIMS already installed. The first has the ELN with default types, suitable for the life sciences. The second has a generic ELN version.

Download openBIS ELN-LIMS VM