Ingenuity Pathways Analysis (IPA)

Software and biological knowledge base for interpretation of genomic and proteomic data.


IPA provides UCSF researches with access to the most current knowledge available on: genes, drugs, chemicals, protein families, cellular and disease processes, and signaling and metabolic pathways. The most common uses for IPA include:

  • interpretation of microarray, NGS or proteomic datasets
  • exploratory investigation of genes, proteins, chemical, and biological functions
  • creating customized pathways or molecular interaction networks focused on drug targets, biomarkers, processes, and diseases
  • comparing pathways to indentify common, unique, or union of pathway participants
  • designing publication quality pathways
  • assessing toxicity and safety of compounds in context of pathways and networks
  • identifying potential biomarkers

Ingenuity Systems offers a free 5-day trial to IPA, which is a great way to get familiar with the software and understand whether it will meet  your genomic or proteomic data analysis needs.

Log in or register for free trial

License Details:

If you would like to be included in the UCSF campus-wide license to IPA there are a couple of things you need to know:

  • As of July 1, 2013, there is an hourly charge to use IPA. Before we can provide you with full access to the UCSF IPA license you must first request a MyCORES account.

Register for an account

  • After you have filled out the MYCORES form, please email Megan Laurance, Research Informationist at the UCSF Library, and she will have your IPA account activated.
  • If you have any questions about how the UCSF shared IPA license works, or about how to best utilize IPA in your research, please contact Megan.

Access to IPA is limited to two concurrent sessions.