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.

All the data generated by this website is 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.


This website uses Matomo, an open-source software tool, to compile access statistics and to analyse general usage behaviour on the website. This information is used to compile aggregated and anonymous statistics in order to improve our services and to enhance user’s experience. Matomo runs exclusively on servers managed by SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and no personal data is transmitted to Matomo or any other third party.

By default, Matomo is configured in such a way so that no personal data is collected. For example, when you visit our website, we may collect some data on your browsing experience such as your masked IP address (anonymized by removing the last two bytes), the web page you visited, when you visited and the website page you were redirected from.

The analytical reports generated by Matomo are only accessible by authorized SIB employees or members, or by duly authorized external consultants, who may be required to analyse, develop and/or regularly maintain certain sites. You can adjust your browser settings to disable cookies. This might, however, mean that you are not able to use all of the website’s functions.


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.


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.