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NGS Tool Licences

Commercial license required

Bioinformatics Tools that are free for Academic users but require a license for Commercial users.

Free but no re-distribution of the binary permitted

Bioinformatics Tools that are free for all users but do not allow copying of the binary.

  • USEARCH The 32-bit version of USEARCH is licensed at no charge for individual use. The license allows commercial use, but does not allow re-distribution of the binary. The 32-bit version is the only version installed on Ada.
    • Qiime: Incorporates the USEARCH tool.

Free alternatives to non-free licensed tools

  • VSEARCH is an open source alternative to USEARCH
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