SWISS-MODEL | Terms of Use


SWISS-MODEL generates theoretical models by automated homology modelling techniques. The result of any theoretical modelling procedure is NON-EXPERIMENTAL and must be considered with care as models may contain significant errors. This is especially true for automated modelling since there is no human intervention during model building. All information on the SWISS-MODEL site is provided "AS-IS", without any warranty, expressed or implied. SWISS-MODEL and SWISS-MODEL Repository are developed within the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics — please visit Expasy for more details on terms and conditions for SIB services.


SWISS-MODEL is developed by the Computational Structural Biology Group at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics at the Biozentrum, University of Basel.

Protein models generated by SWISS-MODEL are licensed under the CC BY-SA 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, i.e. you can copy and redistribute the models in any medium or format, transform and build upon the models for any purpose, even commercially, under the following terms:

No additional restrictions — you may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

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The SWISS-MODEL website, layout, server, logo and name are copyright by Computational Structural Biology Group at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics at the Biozentrum, University of Basel.


SWISS-MODEL is committed to providing quality information and services to the scientific community. In order to do this, we need to store some information about the usage of our websites. The information we collect is used exclusively for internal review, to improve the quality of our services and hardware infrastructure, and to also justify continued support of SWISS-MODEL. SWISS-MODEL is hosted in Switzerland by the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and University of Basel and as such is also covered by the SIB privacy policy found here. We strive to protect the privacy of our users and will never sell, share or exchange information about our users with any third parties. However, SWISS-MODEL is operated in an academic IT environment; access to result data via URLs is not protected. All services are provided "AS-IS" without any warranty, expressed or implied. Therefore, SWISS-MODEL must NOT be used on any data which must remain confidential for legal or IP reasons.


We collect the following personal data:

Who will have access to your personal data?

The personal data will be disclosed to: Authorised staff of SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.

Will your personal data be transferred to third countries (i.e. countries not part of EU/EAA) and/or international organisations?

Personal data is transferred to the following service provider based in a third country that this website relies on to provide the service: Google Analytics. There are no personal data transfers to international organisations.


There are no restrictions on the interactive use of SWISS-MODEL Workspace and Repository by individual users. For programmatic access to SWISS-MODEL Workspace and SWISS-MODEL Repository, please refer to the documentation on how to link and programmatically access SWISS-MODEL. If your use case is not covered in the documentation, please contact us directly (helpv3b-swissacmodelul@uqvcnibasc9.qovch). Activities that may impact the stable operation of the service such as systematic or automated queries and downloads, automated submissions etc. using other mechanisms than the ones provided by SWISS-MODEL are prohibited and may result in blocking your access.


When you publish, patent or distribute results that were fully or partially based on models obtained from SWISS-MODEL, please cite the corresponding papers:


The beta-version of the service is not intended for productive use — but only for testing and development purposes. Access and usage of the interactive beta SWISS-MODEL service ( is restricted to non-profit/academic users solely for educational purposes or for basic research intended to advance scientific knowledge. Programmatic access to the interactive beta SWISS-MODEL is not supported. Information and services on the SWISS-MODEL beta are provided "AS-IS" for testing and development purposes without any warranty, expressed or implied. Please report any problems or issues to helpv3b-swissacmodelul@uqvcnibasc9.qovch.