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Benchling is bringing data management and molecular biology tools to all iGEM teams in 2019.
We're proud to work with iGEM to advance synthetic biology and empower young scientists.

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iGEM teams innovate faster with a free Benchling account!

Benchling helps scientists around the world record data, design experiments, and collaborate more efficiently.
For iGEM, Benchling offers Notebook and Molecular Biology applications, extra space, and an enterprise feature.

More than a digital version of paper

‍Centralize all of your data — spreadsheets, image files, sequences, protocols, and detailed notes. Easily export Notebook entries and upload them to your iGEM Media Wiki.

Design and analyze sequences with 10+ tools

Access CRISPR, cloning, alignment, primer design, and auto-annotation tools, built to power modern synthetic biology workflows. Link your sequences directly to your Notebook, or share them with the iGEM community.

Enhance team-wide collaboration ‍

Share your files with your iGEM teammates. Save time by searching for data — yours or your teammates' — all in one place.

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10 GB of extra space
Benchling Sync

a feature that allows you to open an attachment in its desktop application
and automatically syncs edits to your Notebook

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Already using Benchling for iGEM and want Benchling Sync?
Shoot us an email from the address associated with your account.

Transfer your data from Benchling to iGEM

Follow these iGEM Export Instructions to upload your Notebook entries directly from Benchling to your iGEM Media Wiki.

Training and support

Get started with the Benchling Training Kit.

Answer more questions with the Help Center.

Watch our comprehensive webinar:
Benchling Training for iGEM Teams.

Use Benchling Sync:
> Install the Benchling Sync desktop app
> Edit file attachments with Benchling Sync

Check out these existing protocols

Master quick and easy cloning
> Cut & Paste Assembly

Clone with Golden Gate
> Type IIS Assembly

Learn how to CRISPR
> Gene Knockout with CRISPR

Run a PCR reaction
> PCR Amplification of GFP

Community resources

Read about iGEM Coach and Benchling user, Karmella Haynes:
> Karmella Haynes: Synthetic Biologist, Artist, Advocate, and Ultimate Puzzle Solver

Read about the 2018 UT Austin iGEM team's project, and how they used Benchling:
> Experimenting Outside the Models — Non-Model Organisms, the Broad Host Range Solution, and Benchling

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