[BiO BB] How can I obtain TRANSFAC

Peter Rice pmr at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Apr 28 03:10:52 EDT 2010

Dear Kai,

On 04/28/10 08:00, Dan Bolser wrote:
> Looks like you're out of luck. From the transfac website:
>          "We strongly support the collaborative nature of scientific
> research that is the basis of our products."
> However, words like those are cheap, but downloading transfac isn't.
> It'll cost you 500 euro (per year, as an academic) to download the
> 'database', but it isn't clear if you can easily get access to the
> data [1].
> Perhaps there are some free alternatives or pirated copies of transfac
> available?

In EMBOSS we switched to using JASPAR:


Hope this helps,

Peter Rice

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