RNAmmer academic download

Please note that this page is intended for academic users only. Other users are requested
to contact the Software Package Manager at software@cbs.dtu.dk

Alongside the on-line service at http://www.cbs.dtu.dk/services/RNAmmer/ the RNAmmer method is available as a stand-alone software package to install and run at the user's site, with the same functionality. For academic users there is no license fee. Ready-to-ship packages exist for the most common UNIX platforms (see the manual pageinstallation instructions and bug fix history).

Please fill in the form below and click on 'Submit' at the bottom of the page. The software will be shipped immediately in the form of mail attachments to the e-mail address you specify below.

The current version is RNAmmer 1.2, from Sep 9, 2008.


Be sure to spell your e-mail address carefully. Use an address in the domain of your university or other academic institution. The software will not ship to private or commercial addresses e.g. hotmail.com, gmail.com etc.

Please specify both your university or research centre and the department or institute within it.

Read and accept the terms of the academic license agreement

  By downloading the Software you are consenting to be bound by and become
  a party to this agreement as the "Licensee". If you do not agree to all
  of the terms of this agreement, you must not click the Acceptance
  button, not install the product nor use the product, and you do not
  become a LICENSEE under this agreement. 
  If you are not a member of a publicly funded Academic and/or Education
  and/or Research Institution you must obtain a commercial license, please
  send mail to (software@cbs.dtu.dk). This software license agreement is
  entered into by and between DTU Bioinformatics, Technical University of
  Denmark (hereinafter "IBS") and the "LICENSEE". 
  WHEREAS IBS has the right to license all copyrights and other property
  rights in the Licensed Software identified as RNAmmer 1.2 and developed
  by IBS and IBS desires to license the Software so that it becomes
  available for public use and benefit. 
  WHEREAS LICENSEE is a public funded Academic and/or Education and/or
  Research Institution. 
  WHEREAS LICENSEE desires to acquire a free non-exclusive license to use
  the Software for internal research purposes only. 
  NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants
  contained herein, the parties agree as follows: 
  1. Definitions 
  "Licensed Software" means the specific version RNAmmer 1.2 pursuant
  to this Agreement. Any opinion, findings, conclusions or recommendations
  expressed in the Licensed Software are those of the authors and do not
  necessarily reflect the views of IBS. 
  2. License 
  Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement a non-exclusive,
  non-transferable License to use and copy the Licensed Software is made
  available free of charge for the LICENSEE which is a non-profit
  educational, academic and/or research institution. The License is only
  granted for personal and internal use in research only at one Site,
  where a Site is defined as a set of contiguous buildings in one
  location. The software will be used at only one location of LICENSEE. 
  This license does not entitle Licensee to receive from IBS copies of the
  Licensed software on disks, tapes or CD's, hard-copy documentation,
  technical support, telephone assistance, or enhancements or updates to
  the Licensed Software. 
  The user and any research assistants, co-workers or other workers who
  may use the Software agree to not give the program to third parties or
  grant licenses on software, which include the Software, alone or
  integrated into other software, to third parties. Modification of the
  source code is prohibited without the prior written consent of IBS. 
  3. Ownership 
  Except as expressly licensed in this Agreement, IBS shall retain title
  to the Licensed Software, and any upgrades and modifications created by
  4. Consideration 
  In consideration for the license rights granted by IBS, LICENSEE will
  obtain this academic license free of charge. 
  5. Copies 
  LICENSEE shall have the right to make copies of the Licensed Software
  for internal use at the Site and for back-up purposes under this
  Agreement, but agrees that all such copies shall contain the copyright
  notices and all other reasonable and appropriate proprietary markings or
  confidential legends that appear on the Licensed Software provided
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  IBS shall have no obligation to offer support services to LICENSEE, and
  nothing contained herein shall be interpreted as to require IBS to
  provide maintenance, installation services, version updates, debugging,
  consultation or end-user support of any kind. 
  7. Software Protection 
  LICENSEE acknowledges that the Licensed Software is proprietary to IBS.
  The software code shall be treated as trade secrets and confidential
  information of IBS, and LICENSEE agrees to use best efforts to hold the
  same in confidence. LICENSEE's obligation for confidentiality shall not
  extend to any information which is or becomes generally available to the
  public, is already known to or subsequently disclosed by third parties
  to LICENSEE and at its free disposal, or is independently developed by
  LICENSEE or its affiliates without the use of the confidential
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  Except as other wise expressly permitted in this Agreement, Licensee my
  not (i) modify or create any derivative works of the Licensed Software
  or documentation, including customization, translation or localization;
  (ii) decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to
  derive the source code for the Product; (iii) redistribute, encumber,
  sell, rent, lease, sublicense, or otherwise transfer rights to the
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  third party without IBS's prior written consent. 
  8. Representations of IBS to LICENSEE 
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  IBS's knowledge, the Licensed software does not infringe any patent,
  copyright or trade secrets of any third party, provided however that
  such representation and warranty shall not apply to any addition to, or
  modifications or adaptation of, the Licensed Software made by LICENSEE
  and (iii) IBS undertakes to use best efforts to cooperate with and
  assist LICENSEE, at LICENSEE's expense, in defending itself against any
  action based on the alleged infringement of any third party patent,
  copyright or trade secret rights resulting from or relating to the use
  or licensing of the Licensed Software by LICENSEE. 
  9. Indemnity and Disclaimer of Warranties 
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  The product is provided free of charge, and, therefore, on an "as is"
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  without limitation the warranties that it is free of defects, virus
  free, able to operate on an uninterrupted basis, merchantable, fit for a
  particular purpose or non-interfering. The entire risk as to the quality
  and performance of the Licensed Software is borne by LICENSEE. 
  By way of example, but not limitation, IBS makes no representations or
  warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular application
  or, except as set forth in paragraph 8, that the use of the Software
  will not infringe any patents, copyrights or trademarks or other rights
  of third parties. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of
  the product is borne by LICENSEE. IBS shall not be liable for any
  liability or damages with respect to any claim by LICENSEE or any third
  party on account of, or arising from the license or use of the Software.
  Should the Licensed Software prove defective in any respect, LICENSEE
  and not LICENSOR or it's affiliates should assume the entire cost of any
  service and repair. This disclaimer of warranty constitutes an essential
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  In no event will LICENSOR or its affiliates be liable for any indirect,
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  for lost profits, loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure or
  malfunction, or any and all other commercial damages or losses, even if
  advised of the possibility thereof, and regardless of the legal or
  equitable theory (contract, tort or otherwise) upon which the claim is
  10. Promotional Advertising & References 
  LICENSEE may not use the name of the Licensed Software in its
  promotional advertising, product literature, and other similar
  promotional materials to be disseminated to the public or any portion
  thereof. LICENSEE agrees not to identify IBS in any promotional
  advertising or other promotional materials to be disseminated to the
  public, or any portion thereof without IBS's prior written consent.
  LICENSEE agrees that any reference to the software for crystallographic
  computations will cite one or more publications as set forth in the
  manual and in agreement with common scientific practice. IBS shall not
  use LICENSEE's name in publicity or advertising involving this Agreement
  or otherwise without LICENSEE's prior written consent which may be
  withheld at LICENSEE's sole discretion. 
  11. Term 
  This Agreement and the license rights granted herein shall become
  effective as of the date this Agreement is executed by both parties and
  shall be perpetual unless terminated in accordance with this Section. 
  IBS may terminate this Agreement at any time.
  Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time effective upon the
  other party's breach of any agreement, covenant, or representation made
  in this Agreement, such breach remaining uncorrected sixty (60) days
  after written notice thereof. 
  LICENSEE shall have the right, at any time, to terminate this Agreement
  without cause by written notice to IBS specifying the date of
  Upon termination, LICENSEE shall destroy all full and partial copies of
  the Licensed Software. 
  12. Governing Law 
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  The invalidity of singular provisions does not affect the validity of
  the entire understanding. The parties are obligated, however, to replace
  the invalid provisions by a regulation which comes closest to the
  economic intent of the invalid provision. The same shall apply mutatis
  mutandis in case of a gap. 
  IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the LICENSEE hereto have caused this Agreement to be
  duly executed on the date of the download of the software and by
  accepting the license conditions by pressing the Acceptance button. 

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