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BASE - BioArray Software Environment

BASE is a comprehensive free web-based database solution for the massive amounts of data generated by microarray analysis. It is released under the GNU General Public License version 2. This site is devoted to BASE 2, material and downloads for other versions of BASE is available at the BASE 1.2 web site.


  • BASE documentation exists in different versions and formats. We provide links to the latest stable release branch documentation here, html and pdf.

The slightly outdated getting started document is not yet incorporated into the new documentation so it may still be useful for beginners. If you need documents for another release you need to install that specific release, or go to developer information for the bleeding edge (trunk) documentation.

  • Developer information - Information for the BASE core and plugin developers. Here you will find information about the database schema, inner workings of the core, how to create plugins, how to contribute, and lots more.

BASE 2 demo server

We have set up a BASE 2 demo server for those of you who want to try out BASE 2. For people without any account information we have added a user base2 with password base2 (valid on both servers). The base2 user has read privileges to all data on the demo server.


The forthcoming release schedule is published under the roadmap tab above. Go the DownloadPage to download the latest release of BASE 2. Latest (stable) version 1.2.X can be downloaded through BASE 1.2 web site.


Many plug-ins are installed with the core install of BASE but many of these have to be configured before use. We maintain a list of core plug-ins with sample configuration files. Contributed plug-ins and plug-ins that depends on non-Java based software packages have to be installed separately after setting up a BASE server. There is a BASE plug-ins web site for maintaining these add-on plug-ins.


Please use the BASE mailing lists for discussions about BASE 2. You have to login to this trac environment to be able report bugs, enhancement ideas, and feature requests. Login with userid base and password base and use the ticket reporting system.

Mailing lists

There are three Sourceforge hosted mailing lists for the BASE project.


BASE is an open source project and available for free under the GNU General Public License version 2.

The Lund BASE team sponsors
Lund University IST ACGT

Note: See TracWiki for help on using the wiki.