Resources Hub

Welcome to the Resources Hub! Here you will find information and advice to help you during your iGEM experience. If you have any suggestions for a new page or additions to an existing one, please don't hesitate to contact us at hq AT igem DOT org.

iGEM Resources

Navigating iGEM

Starting an iGEM team and getting a project started can be a challenge even for returning teams. On this page you'll find some highlighted items that teams should be working on before and during the iGEM season. There are several things you need to consider as you start navigating through the iGEM 2021 season.

Tips for Teams

We spoke with 2020 iGEM teams in February and March of this year to hear about their experiences last year. From those conversations, we’ve collected some useful tips for teams and have shared them on our Tips for Teams page.

Start a Team

There are several things you need to consider before starting an iGEM team; here are some guidelines to help!


Please read through our frequently asked questions.


Tips and advice on how to request funding and what to consider when making a team budget.

The Phoenix Project: Beta

A new tool for browsing previous iGEM Projects!

Wet lab and Dry lab

Cloning Help

Cloning is difficult. No one who has ever picked up a pipette in the lab would debate this fact. However, cloning shouldn't be impossible! This page exists to help students and teams who are struggling with cloning and other molecular techniques.

Parts Registry

The iGEM Registry is a growing collection of genetic parts that can be mixed and matched to build synthetic biology devices and systems. As part of the synthetic biology community's efforts to make biology easier to engineer, it provides a source of genetic parts to iGEM teams and academic labs.

Software Tools

We have collected various software tools that are free to use and may be of some help in your iGEM project. Most of the tools are for Design, but there are some for Modeling and Visualization as well!


Telling Your Story

Telling your story in a clear and concise way is challenging, but well worth the effort in the end. The goal of this page is to help teams understand the importance of scientific communication.

Wiki Editing Help

All iGEM wiki sites are powered by Mediawiki. Using/editing the wiki is a trial-and-error process. Editing the wiki is a simple, fun thing to do and you definitely get better the more you play around with it.

Using HTML, CSS and Javascript

All the iGEM web sites are built on top of MediaWiki, which allows groups of people to create and edit pages easily. This page can help you add HTML, CSS and Javascript to your wiki.

Template Documentation

This page will help you edit and build your team wiki based on the default template given to your team. This page can help you edit the template on your wiki.

Other iGEM Resources

Human Practices Resources

Getting started? These resources can help you understand methods for responsible research, public engagement, and much more.

Engineering Resources

Getting started? These resources can help you think about how to integrate good measurements in your project design.

Safety Tools

The Safety Hub has a lot of resources to help you work safely and securely inside and outside the lab. These resources can help you understand iGEM policies and rules.