For the second year in a row,
Benchling is proud to help iGEM teams innovate faster!

Benchling helps scientists around the world record scientific data, design sequences, and collaborate more efficiently. For iGEM, Benchling includes two unified applications: Benchling Notebook, an electronic laboratory notebook, and Benchling Molecular Biology, a suite of sequence design and analysis tools.

Click the button below to unlock Notebook, Molecular Biology, extra space, and an enterprise feature — all for free.

We encourage each member on an iGEM team to create their own account!


Centralized, standardized experimental notes

‍Replace paper and spreadsheets with a source of truth. Capture and search for all of your team's data — spreadsheets, image files, sequences, protocols, and detailed notes — in one place. Easily export Notebook entries and upload them to your iGEM Media Wiki.


Comprehensive sequence design and analysis

Store your sequences on the same platform where you store the rest of your data. Model assemblies, annotate constructs automatically, align sequences, design primers, and more. Then, link your sequences directly to your Notebook.


Data accessible to your entire team

‍Don't waste time searching for your teammates' notes. Collaborate on your protocols, sequences, and experimental results with your iGEM teammates, and access all of your team's data in one place. Share your data with other members of the iGEM community.

By signing up with the link below, iGEM teams can unlock:

Notebook, Molecular Biology, 10 GB of extra space, and Benchling Sync*

*Benchling Sync is an enterprise feature that allows you to open an attachment in its desktop application and automatically syncs edits to your Notebook.

Join our iGEM webinar series

Webinar 1

Introduction to the Benchling Platform

Tuesday, May 5, 1:00-1:45 PM PDT
Stream On Demand

‍We’ll introduce you to Benchling’s core applications – Notebook and Molecular Biology, and we’ll show iGEM teams how they can collaborate with one another.

Webinar 2

Mastering Benchling Notebook

Tuesday, May 19, 1:00-1:45 PM PDT
Stream On Demand

‍We’ll demonstrate the best ways to design and plan experiments with Benchling, keep your projects and notes organized, and use advanced features, such as built-in tables with formulas and Benchling Sync.

Webinar 3

Mastering Benchling Molecular Biology

Tuesday, June 2, 1:00-2:00 PM PDT
Stream On Demand

‍Join us as we walk through a molecular cloning workflow on Benchling. We’ll cover importing sequences from the iGEM Parts Registry, cloning assemblies, primer design, and sequence alignments.

Come visit us at the 2020 iGEM Virtual Jamboree

iGEM Virtual Jamboree Workshop with Benchling

Tuesday, November 17, 11:00 - 11:45 AM PST
Stream On Demand

Join Benchling for an interactive workshop for new and experienced users for all kinds of fun and prizes for attendees!

Training and support

Get started with the Benchling Training Kit.

Watch our comprehensive webinar from 2019:
Benchling Training for iGEM Teams.

Answer more questions with the Help Center.

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

Check out these 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

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.

Don't miss out on Benchling's special offer!

An introspection from Benchling: Why we support iGEM and continue to do so

By Johnny Truong, Benchling

"At Benchling, our mission is to fundamentally transform how biology research is done. We accomplish this through developing software that eliminates busywork and enhances collaboration for all scientists, including iGEM teams." Read more

Benchling is a Partner Sponsor of the 2020 iGEM Competition

As a non-profit organization, iGEM counts on the support of our partners and sponsors to help us continue to provide this unique and valuable experience to students worldwide. Learn more about Sponsorship at iGEM.