openBIS is an open-source software distributed under the Apache Licence 2.0.


A download account is necessary to download the binary releases of openBIS. Members of universities, other non-profit research organisations and Swiss government agencies, 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.


To request an account, please contact the SIS Helpdesk.


The binary releases of openBIS can be downloaded from openBIS download page.


Documentation on openBIS installation and configuration, plugins and APIs can be found at openBIS documentation


SIS provides “best effort” email support at SIS Helpdesk.