Commonly Asked Questions

Benchling is a research platform where scientists can design, share, and record experiments all in one place. The Benchling Life Sciences R&D Cloud consists of six applications: Notebook, Molecular Biology, Registry, Inventory, Workflows, and Requests.

It's time for software to catch up to science. With Benchling, you can spend less time entering and hunting for data, and more time working together to move your research forward.

Benchling is meant for:

  • Scientists who run experiments and keep notes
  • R&D or Lab Managers who need a centralized place to track data
  • Group Directors or Principal Investigators who need to monitor project progress and/or transfer knowledge between people entering and exiting the team each year

Benchling's users consist of scientists from biotech and pharma companies, as well as academic and government labs. Benchling's basic functionality is free for academics, and always will be.

We follow industry best practices around encryption and security. You have strict access control over your data, and everything is regularly backed up. You own all of your data, period.

You can very easily share projects with colleagues and control who has read and write access. Export a file or project in seconds.