Citing UCSF Chimera

A substantial portion of the funding for the development of Chimera comes from a National Center for Research Resources grant (P41 RR-01081) from the National Institutes of Health. NIH carefully tracks publications that make use of NCRR Resource Centers, and hence your cooperation is appreciated in citing the grant number and reference(s) as described below. Thank you!

Publications include scientific papers, posters, films, videos, exhibits, and artwork. Publications with images or results from Chimera should include an acknowledgement similar to the following:

Molecular graphics images were produced using the UCSF Chimera package from the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics at the University of California, San Francisco (supported by NIH P41 RR-01081).
and should cite the primary Chimera reference (see the list of references):

Pettersen, E.F., Goddard, T.D., Huang, C.C., Couch, G.S., Greenblatt, D.M., Meng, E.C., and Ferrin, T.E. "UCSF Chimera - A Visualization System for Exploratory Research and Analysis." J. Comput. Chem. 25(13):1605-1612 (2004).

The Chimera home page http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera can also be cited. Please e-mail us the citation of your publication for our records.

Additional citations are appropriate when certain features of Chimera are used:


Chimera is the result of the work of many individuals: Conrad Huang, Greg Couch, Eric Pettersen, Thomas Ferrin, Tom Goddard, Elaine Meng, Scooter Morris, Ben Morris, Sam Schreiber, Daniel Greenblatt, David Konerding, Heidi Houtkooper, Teri Klein, Willa Crowell, Norma Belfer, Robin Parsons, and many others.

Other Embedded Software

Chimera incorporates many publicly available software packages. Please read the following list for details.