Citing UCSF Chimera

Chimera development by the UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics is funded by the National Institutes of Health. NIH tracks publications that make use of our Resource and its software, and hence your cooperation is appreciated in citing the grant number and reference(s) as described below. Thank you!

Publications include scientific papers, posters, films, videos, exhibits, and artwork. Publications with images or results from Chimera should include an acknowledgement similar to the following:

Molecular graphics and analyses were performed with the UCSF Chimera package. Chimera is developed by the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics at the University of California, San Francisco (supported by NIGMS P41-GM103311).
and should cite one or more of the Chimera references, such as:

UCSF Chimera--a visualization system for exploratory research and analysis. Pettersen EF, Goddard TD, Huang CC, Couch GS, Greenblatt DM, Meng EC, Ferrin TE. J Comput Chem. 2004 Oct;25(13):1605-12.

The Chimera home page http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera can also be cited. In addition: For permission to use images from the Chimera web site, please contact chimera@cgl.ucsf.edu.


Chimera Dev Team circa February 2010: (left to right), Conrad Huang, Zheng Yang (“YZ”), Greg Couch, Elaine Meng, Eric Pettersen, Tom Goddard
Chimera is the work of many individuals: ... and many more on related projects (see also Chimera plug-ins on the web and sites with Chimera web data): ... and undoubtedly others.

Other Software and Databases

Chimera incorporates many publicly available software packages and accesses several web services.