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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.


License

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The source code of openBIS can be found in the SIS Subversion repository.

For information about the software license that openBIS is available under, see Copying.

Production Release

The current production release of openBIS is 16.05. The initial release version, 16.05.0, has been released in May, 2016. The current maintenance release version, 16.05.3, has been released in February 2017.

openBIS 16.05 can also be deployed via Docker container and via LXD container.

Documentation

openBIS Documentation Rel. 16.05

Software Download

Sprint Releases

 

What are "Sprint Releases"?

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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.

Documentation

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 for life sciences

Download generic openBIS ELN-LIMS VM

Data Set Uploader

Download App with Java included (Mac Os X)

Download Jar only (All Platforms)

Security warning

A severe remote vulnerability in openBIS, coming from a Java third-party library, has been discovered. We strongly recommend that you patch your openBIS instance as soon as possible with the quick fix described below to prevent unauthorized access to your data via the openBIS HTTP server. All openBIS production releases before 13.04.14 are affected. All sprint releases before S218 are affected.

Solution:

1) Replace the previous version of commons-collections*.jar located:

  •  $OPENBIS_INSTALLATION_DIR/servers/datastore_server/lib/commons-collections.jar
  • $OPENBIS_INSTALLATION_DIR/servers/openBIS-server/jetty/webapps/openbis/WEB-INF/lib/commons-collections.jar

  With: https://sis.id.ethz.ch/apache_commons_updates/commons-collections-4.01.01.jar

2) Replace the previous version of commons-fileupload*.jar located:

  • $OPENBIS_INSTALLATION_DIR/servers/openBIS-server/jetty/webapps/openbis/WEB-INF/lib/commons-fileupload-1.2.1.jar
  • $OPENBIS_INSTALLATION_DIR/servers/datastore_server/lib/commons-fileupload-1.2.1.jar

With:  https://sis.id.ethz.ch/apache_commons_updates/commons-fileupload-1.3.1.jar         

3) Restart both AS and DSS servers.

For standard openBIS installation, where the application has been deployed following our wiki guide, we are providing this shell script that patches the application for you.