COSMIC, the Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer, is the world's largest and most comprehensive resource for exploring the impact of somatic mutations in human cancer.
COSMIC is a project of the Wellcome Sanger Institute (WSI).

Data Access

ChIPBase v3.0 does not provide a way to download the source SNP and SNV file, you may download SNP and SNV data in COSMIC website.


[1] COSMIC: the Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (Tate et al., 2018).
[2] The COSMIC Cancer Gene Census: describing genetic dysfunction across all human cancers (Sondka et al., 2018).
[3] COSMIC-3D provides structural perspectives on cancer genetics for drug discovery (Jubb et al., 2018).
[4] COSMIC: somatic cancer genetics at high-resolution (Forbes et al., 2017).
[5] COSMIC: High-Resolution Cancer Genetics Using the Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (Forbes et al., 2016).
[6] COSMIC: exploring the world's knowledge of somatic mutations in human cancer (Forbes et al., 2014).
[7] COSMIC: mining complete cancer genomes in the Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (Forbes et al., 2011).
[8] The Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (COSMIC) (Forbes et al., 2008).
[9] COSMIC 2005 (Forbes et al., 2006).
[10] The COSMIC (Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer) database and website (Bamford et al., 2004).


Thanks to COSMIC team for generating, processing the SNP and SNV data and making them available on COSMIC website.

Data Use Policy

Licence fees have been introduced for the commercial use of COSMIC. This ensures the continued growth and maintenance of the resource for academics and industry alike. We only apply fees to the commercial sector and COSMIC data remains completely free for non-commercial use, as described in COSMIC "Licensing" and "Terms & Conditions".

Unauthorised use:
In general terms, users are expected to use the website via a normal web browser. We strongly discourage the use of automated scripts or other download tools to "scrape" data from the website. We provide a comprehensive set of downloadable data files, available to registered users, and we encourage you to use these files rather than the website when retrieving large volumes of COSMIC data. Programmatically downloading bulk data from the COSMIC website as a means of avoiding registration or license fees is considered to be unauthorised use.