View on GitHub


Open source platform for data analysis

Chipster is a versatile data analysis platform with an intuitive graphical user interface. It currently contains a comprehensive collection of analysis tools for microarray and NGS data. The Chipster platform has also been used for sequence analysis.

Chipster platform is a distributed system with various backend services and an intuitive graphical client that has been developed in a usability oriented manner. Different analysis tools can be plugged in, while support for R/Bioconductor integration is emphasised. The whole system is written with Java. See longer description for more information.

Chipster has been originally developed by CSC- IT Center for Science. A running Chipster system is available at our Chipster at CSC site.

Chipster is licensed under GPL version 3 or later. See license.txt inside the source code repository for details.


Chipster is a server based system that integrates a large amount of backend analysis tools and databases. The recommended installation method is to download prepackaged virtual machine images that contain all the required components and are ready to run.

For virtual machine based installation, the Ubuntu based images are available at:

virtual machine downloads (KVM, VMware and VirtualBox)

For manual installation, the Chipster server packages are available at:

server downloads (Linux 32/64 x86 and Mac OS X)

See installation instructions and release notes.


Mailing lists
General list for Chipster users. You don't need to be subscribed to send or view messages.
Send message | View messages | Subscribe
Technical list for people installing, modifying or developing Chipster. You don't need to be subscribed to send or view messages.
Send message | View messages | Subscribe
A very low traffic list for announcements about new versions etc. Only project administrators can post.
View messages | Subscribe

Contact information

If you have questions or ideas regarding Chipster, please join us at Chipster mailing lists. We want to encourage people to use mailing lists instead of contacting developers directly, as often answers and discussions are useful to many other users also.