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BRAF Access

Remote login to BRAF (for Indian Organizations)

  • Researchers can access and can use these codes by remotely logging into the BRAF. A local scheduler schedules the jobs submitted by multiple users. Scientists interested in using the BRAF facility can refer the following:

Remote login to BRAF (for International Organizations)

  • Users outside India, who wish to have a login on the BRAF facility must either have a Memorandum of Understanding between the user organization and C-DAC, OR must have a joint research project with the Bioinformatics Group of C-DAC. For further information users can write to us on braf-help@cdac.in
  • Access for Industrial Users
    BRAF is accessible to industrial users on case to case basis and in the mode of contract research projects

BRAF Users

  • National Center for Cell Sciences (NCCS) Pune.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Delhi.
  • National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) Pune.
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai.
  • Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnosis (CDFD) Hyderabad.
  • International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad.
  • Savirtibai Phule, Pune University (SPPU).
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Chennai.
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati.
  • Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) Kolkata.
  • Indian institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) Hyderabad.
  • Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) Bangalore.
  • KMK College of Pharmacy Mumbai.
  • Bombay College of Pharmacy Mumbai.

Terms and Conditions

  • BRAF users should strictly adhere to respective licensing policies of all third party softwares.
  • The Login is given only to the faculty and not to the students. Students can use the login of the faculty under whom they are working.
  • BRAF is not responsible for any unavailability of service, loss of data or any other performance issues.
  • Users are solely responsible for installation of other softwares or any other activities in their logins.
  • Any activity which violates international/national laws is prohibited.
  • Users are solely responsible for maintenance, security and backup of their data.
  • Users account will be suspended immediately if it poses any security risk or any fraudulent activities.
  • For any expired login, data will be available only for a period of six months after which data and account would be removed.
  • BRAF Users have to go through software license policies provided in "README_APPLICATIONS" document. It's Users responsibility to have necessary software licences.
  • BRAF Users to adhere and follow the site usage policy as given in "README" document. Any violation in such policies will lead blocking of user access without any notice.

BRAF Applications

  • Sequence Analysis: FastA,BLAST, ClustalW, MEME, Phylip, AlignACE, cross match, EMBOSS, RAxML, Elph, Weeder , Primer3 , Seqclean , SIGNALP , Prophage, Mutual information
  • Molecular Modelling: AMBER, CHARMM, GROMACS, Sybyl, Accelrys NAMD
  • Ab-initio methods: MOPAC, GAMESS, Gaussian
  • Biomolecular Docking: DOCK6
  • Microarray Data Analysis: Cluster
  • Gene Finding Algorithms: TMHMM, Genscan, Glimmer, Prodigal
  • Genome Alignment: MUMMER, MGA, LAGAN, mauve, Murasaki
  • Repeat finding tools: mRep, Phobos, repeatMasker, TRF, tandemscan
  • RNA analysis algorithm: RNAmmer, tRNAscan, Vienna RNA


  • Sybyl and Accelrys Softwares are not available through BRAF remote login