Stanford scientific core facility labs have resumed lab operations during Phase 2, subject to density and traffic restrictions.  Please contact the facilities for more information.  Online services, such as the Genetics Bioinformatics Service Center and new on-line data analysis options at SCi3, continue to be available.  The staffs of all of the core facilities remain available (on-line, not in-person) for discussions including experiment planning, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. 

Computational Services and Bioinformatics Facility


Overview of Services


The CSBF provides a variety of Macintosh, Windows and Linux software for scientific research and general administrative use. The CSBF obtains concurrent network licenses that work under the control of a software license manager. This allows the facility to purchase a limited number of copies of expensive software but distribute the software widely within the Stanford network thus providing a substantial savings to the individual researcher.


Researchers can gain access to these software products at a significantly lower cost, through a yearly membership in the CSBF. The CSBF also shoulders the hidden cost of installing and managing the licenses and license servers.


When your lab becomes a member of the Bioinformatics Resource, you gain access to


For Beckman Center Researchers we also provide:

Getting Started


  • Stanford Users:  LOGIN or REGISTER for an iLab account using valid Stanford credentials (SUNet ID).




Lee Kozar | CSBF Director

Phone:  650.725.4483

Email:  kozar at



Location and Hours of Operation



Computational Services & Bioinformatics Facility

Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine

Beckman Center, B-062D    MC:5301

Stanford University

Stanford, CA  94305-5301



Links and Resources




Name Role Phone Email Location
Lee Kozar
kozar at
Beckman Center, B-062D

Price List

Search available services:
Name Description Price
GraphPad and LabArchives License - per computer Inquire
Level 2 Annual CSBF Membership - per lab/year


Upgrade from Level 1 to Level 2 Membership - pro-rated per day
  • Upgrade from Level 1 to Level 2 membership prorated based on the number of days until the Level 1 membership expires.
  • The cost = ($800/365)* number of days