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  1. What is BenchSci anyway?

    We're glad you asked! BenchSci’s mission is to exponentially increase the speed and quality of life-saving research.  We do this by empowering scientists to run more successful experiments with the world's most advanced, easy ...
  2. What’s next for BenchSci?

    We’ve got our sights set on some big things this year and beyond As we grow, we are continually expanding our data and analysis capabilities. Our goal is to be a complete resource for all aspects of decision-making in experimental design. ...
  3. Why do I need to sign up?

    Not all of our data are in the public domain, so we require registration Not all of the content in BenchSci's database is in the public domain. In addition to data from open-access journals, we also present data from closed-access journals th...
  4. Are you hiring?

    It is very likely that we are hiring! To see our open positions, please check out our careers page , and keep an eye on our LinkedIn page for company updates about new positions! ...
  5. Which browsers are compatible with the application? Updated

    BenchSci's web-based application works on the major, modern browsers Which web browsers are supported? Google Chrome (recommended) Microsoft Edge Mozilla Firefox Safari If you ever experience strange behaviour, try opening an incogni...
  6. Who uses BenchSci?

    More than 40,000 scientists at more than 4,450 institutions, including 15 top 20 pharma companies, use our technology to advance the speed, quality, and efficiency of their preclinical experiments Our users include a wide range of scientists in a...
  7. How and when was BenchSci founded?

    It all started at the University of Toronto in 2015 BenchSci was conceived by a scientist studying at the University of Toronto, Dr. Thomas Leung, in 2015.  While completing his Ph.D. project on cancer epigenetics, Tom was frustrated by the...
  8. Signing up with your institutional email address

    We check eligibility for access using the email address provided by your institution Although BenchSci offers an enterprise subscription service for researchers at for-profit organizations, we endeavour to keep access free for scientists at acade...
  9. Why can’t I find a specific vendor or product?

    We maintain the largest antibody database in the world and we're still expanding There are a few reasons we might be missing a product you're looking for: We don't yet have that vendor's catalog in our database It's a new...
  10. How comprehensive is BenchSci's database?

    It's big. And it's only getting bigger! BenchSci has the world’s most powerful and comprehensive biomedical experiment-focused dataset and ontology, built using proprietary machine learning models that understand more than 23 milli...