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

If you would like to be included in the shared UCSF campus-wide license for IPA:

  1. There is an hourly charge to use IPA. Before we can provide you with full access to the shared license, you must request a MyCORES IPA account to bill your usage.
  2. After you have filled out the MYCORES form, email Megan Laurance, Research Informationist at the UCSF Library to get your IPA account activated.
  3. Questions about how the UCSF shared IPA license works, or about how to best utilize IPA in your research? Please contact Megan.

Register in MyCORES