CM Software

Colony Management Software

KGen believe these three points are important to consider when choosing software for

colony management

  • Data should be accessible off site and must be available in real time.
  • The system should save time for the organisation
  • The system should simplify project completion for all parties involved.

kGen attempts to keep a near complete list of software systems dedicated to

colony management. We welcome suggestions for systems not listed.

Systems directed towards veterinarians and CRos without breeding are not included.

kGen regularly checks for broken links, but they may still occur.


  1. Mausoleum

  2. Science Linker

  3. Tick@lab 

  4. Mosaic vivarium 

  5. Labtracks

  6. Anibio

  7. Pyrat 

  8. AFP Transgen   

  9. Facility 

10. Lab animal research facility management software

11. This software system is no longer available

12. Topaz technologies

13. LARS

14. Genotrack


16. SoftMouse

17. mLims

18. E-mouse Lab (problems homepage)

19. Rodent module

20. Climb

21. ICM

22. MouseJ   (free system)

23. BSRI-Tap

24. GeneOZ VMS

25. RPM

26. Animal Bioware

27. enos

28. MCMS

29. Colony   (free system)

30. Free Colony Management Software   (free system)

31. WhatIf CMS

32. Animal CMS

33. TopoDB

34. JCMS

All the systems listed were in operation when checked (September 2021). Choose system according to your use of animal species and your location. kGen recommends working with your own data in a small setting at your own institute to correctly evaluate a system.

Connect with a current user of your intended system before making a final decison.

Our expertise

*Plan breeding for  one off deliveries or  repeating experiments

*Optimize  complex breeding schemes

*Trouble shoot problem breedings

*Speed congenic breeding

*Set up breeding schemes

*Implement colony management software


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