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 one or more of the Chimera references, such as:

UCSF Chimera--a visualization system for exploratory research and analysis. Pettersen EF, Goddard TD, Huang CC, Couch GS, Greenblatt DM, Meng EC, Ferrin TE. J Comput Chem. 2004 Oct;25(13):1605-12.

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.

In addition:


Chimera is the work of many individuals: and many more on related projects: ... and undoubtedly others.

Other Software and Databases

Chimera incorporates many publicly available software packages and accesses several Web services.