KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes

Copyright and Disclaimer

KEGG is an original database product, copyright Kanehisa Laboratories. Although best efforts are always applied when developing KEGG products, Kanehisa Laboratories makes no warrant nor assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy or usefulness of KEGG or any information contained therein.

Academic use of KEGG

Academic users may freely use the KEGG website at https://www.kegg.jp/ or its mirror site at GenomeNet https://www.genome.jp/kegg/. Academic users who utilize KEGG for providing academic services are requested to obtain an academic service provider license, which is included in the KEGG FTP academic subscription for organizational use. The KEGG FTP academic subscription, which is a paid service (see background information), may also be obtained to conveniently download the entire KEGG database.

Non-academic use of KEGG

Non-academic users must understand that KEGG is not a public database and non-academic use of KEGG generally requires a commercial license. There are two types of commercial licenses available: end user and business. The end user license includes access rights to the FTP site and the website, while the business license includes access rights to the FTP site only. Please contact Pathway Solutions for more details.


Last updated: May 1, 2020
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