Research tools

This non-exhaustive list of freely available research tools can assist you in your research projects and help you make better-informed decisions

  • ANNOVAR 
    ANNOVAR is a software tool to utilize up-to-date information to functionally annotate genetic variants detected from diverse genomes.
  • Bioconductor   
    Bioconductor provides tools for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data.
  • COSMIC
    The Catalogue of somatic mutations in cancer (COSMIC) is designed to store and display somatic mutation information and related details and contains information relating to human cancers.
  • DAVID
    The Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery (DAVID) provides a comprehensive set of functional annotation tools for investigators to understand biological meaning behind large lists of genes.
  • DGIdb
    The Drug-Gene Interaction Database (DGIdb) is a tool to help search for drug-gene interactions by gene name and find genes in druggable gene categories.
  • Gene Set Enrichment Analysis (GSEA) 
    GSEA is a computational method that determines whether an a priori defined set of genes shows statistically significant, concordant differences between two biological states (e.g., phenotypes).
  • Oncomine
    The Oncomine Research Edition provides more than 700 datasets and over 85,000 samples to help improve the ease and efficiency of discovery.
  • Oncotator
    Oncotator is a web application for annotating human genomic point mutations and indels with data relevant to cancer researchers.