Ingenuity Pathways Analysis (IPA)

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


Includes or is also known as: IPA

IPA provides UCSF researchers with access to the most current knowledge available on: genes, drugs, biomarkers, 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 pathway or network figures
  • assessing toxicity and safety of compounds in context of pathways and networks
  • identifying potential biomarkers

There is an hourly fee associated with using the shared UCSF campus-wide license for IPA:

  1. If you have questions about how the shared UCSF IPA license works, please contact the MyCORES team at
  2. If you know you want access to the shared license, please request access by click the Register in MyCORES button below, and fill out the form
  3. After you have filled out the MyCORES form and your billing information has been verified, you will be issued your own username/password to IPA. For any questions please e-mail

Register in MyCORES