Software libraries which import and export SBOL version 1.1 files are freely available at the Synthetic Biology Data Exchange on GitHub under the Apache 2.0 license. Libraries are implemented in both Java and C. In addition, Python wrappers for the C library are available. Both libraries are under active development, and the version 2 prototypes are expected in spring 2014.

If you would like to hack on the Java source, please read our GitHub guide. It should cover everything you need to get started or to contribute back to the project. The code is built using Maven. If you are unfamiliar with it, see our Maven guide.

For further information about the libSBOL library, its implementation, or its usage, please feel free to contact the SBOL editors.



Current support for the development of the SBOL standard is provided by the NSF through Collaborative awards #1355909 and #1356401 and EPSRC grant #EP/J02175X/1. Other sponsorship, support, or endorsements have been provided by the following federal agencies, federal research centers, commercial enterprises, and academic institutions. Please be aware that this list may not be complete, since the number of SBOL supporters is growing rapidly. If your institution supports SBOL, and it is not listed here, please email the SBOL editors.




Turing Ate My Hamster LTD

BU Crossdisciplinary Integration of Design Automation Research (CIDAR)

Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation (CSynBI)

Newcastle University Center for Synthetic Biology