CLC Genomics Workbench 11
available for download!

With version 11, CLC Genomics Workbench can now be used as a free genome browser to share, view, and explore NGS analysis results.
Enjoy support for a wide range of open and proprietary file formats. No license required!

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End-to-end NGS data
analysis solution

CLC Genomics Workbench is a powerful solution developed by scientists for scientists to analyze and visualize next generation sequencing (NGS) data. Its cutting-edge technology incorporates unique features and algorithms that are widely used by scientific leaders in industry and academia to overcome bottleneck challenges associated with data analysis.

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Integrate into your
existing workflow

CLC Genomics Workbench is developed to support a wide range of NGS bioinformatics applications. The workbench is the ideal tool to generate custom workflows, and accelerate your data analysis. For instance, workflows can combine quality control steps, adapter trimming, read mapping, variant detection, and multiple filtering and annotation steps into a pipeline you can share with colleagues and execute with just one click.



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Take it for a test drive

CLC Genomics Workbench offers a comprehensive and scientist friendly toolbox to ensure continuity in the NGS analysis workflows that power your genomics research. To start your data analysis now, download a trial and follow the step by step instructions of our tutorials.





System requirements

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Windows Server 2012.
  • OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 and macOS 10.12.
  • Linux: RHEL 6.0 and later, Suse 13.1 and later. (The software is expected to run without problem on other recent Linux systems, but we do not guarantee this.)
  • 64 bit operating system
  • 2 GB RAM required
  • 4 GB RAM recommended
  • 1024 x 768 display required
  • 1600 x 1200 display recommended
  • Intel or AMD CPU required

Special requirements for the 3D Molecule Viewer

  • A graphics card capable of supporting OpenGL 2.0.
  • Updated graphics drivers. Please make sure the latest driver for the graphics card is installed
  • A discrete graphics card from either Nvidia or AMD/ATI. Modern integrated graphics cards (such as the Intel HD Graphics series) may also be used, but these are usually slower than the discrete cards.
  • Indirect rendering (such as x11 forwarding through ssh), remote desktop connection/VNC, and running in virtual machines is not supported.

Special requirements for read mapping. The numbers below give minimum and recommended memory for systems running mapping and analysis tasks.The requirements suggested are based on the genome size.

  • E. coli K12 (4.6 megabases)
  • Minimum: 2 GB RAM
  • Recommended: 4 GB RAM
  • C. elegans (100 megabases) and Arabidopsis thaliana (120 megabases)
  • Minimum: 2 GB RAM
  • Recommended: 4 GB RAM
  • Zebrafish (1.5 gigabases)
  • Minimum: 2 GB RAM
  • Recommended: 4 GB RAM
  • Human (3.2 gigabases) and Mouse (2.7 gigabases)
  • Minimum: 6 GB RAM
  • Recommended: 8 GB RAM

Special requirements for de novo assembly De novo assembly may need more memory than stated above – this depends both on the number of reads, error profile and the complexity and size of the genome. See our white paper on De novo assembly for examples of the memory usage of various data sets.

We frequently release updates and improvements such as new functionalities, bug fixes or plugins. To get a complete overview, please read the latest improvements.

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