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What is BioRender? 

BioRender is a web-based program that helps you create scientific figures up to 50x faster than traditional tools. The tool combines a library of over 20,000 scientifically accurate, expert-validated life science icons and templates with intuitive drag-and-drop functionality. Create publication-quality figures in minutes - no drawing skills required! 

Many of you may already be using the FREE version of BioRender, or perhaps you are using a paid version and want to consider a move to the UMass Chan Site License.  Here are the details on how you can take advantage of this opportunity now. 

Starting in FY’22 (7/1/2021) 

So, here’s what happens at the next renewal which is also in sync with our University Fiscal Calendar Year (7/1-6/31).  

UMass Chan IT Billing will be charging back for the licenses beginning with the start of FY’22. The licenses will cost $195 per user license/ per year 

If you don’t want to pay for BioRender through the UMass Chan site license, you can revert back to the FREE version, but you would also revert back to the limitations imposed by that version. Or, you could consider purchasing a license on your own. Comparatively, the UMass Chan site license would still be cheaper than the Single User or Lab license packages and you’d get the full breadth of features & functionality through the site license. 

Here are just some of those Features, all of which you can see in their pricing. 

  • Full access to all the features and functionality 
  • Full Access to 20,000+ icons among 30+ life science fields  
  • On-demand live customer support  
  • Request Custom icons and with a 6-10 day turnaround time 
  • Team / lab shared files and collaboration 
  • Unlimited file storage and file management 
  • Permission for educational use and publishing 
  • Monthly webinar access 

In order to be included in the FY’22 site license you must commit to purchasing a license by completing the Software Request form that can be found on in the Self Service Portal of ServiceNow.  Here is a link to the SOFTWARE CATALOGUE 

We will need your Speedtype number that you want us to charge at renewal in July 2021, and the name of your financial approver in order to reserve your licenses. 

You don’t need to commit now, in fact you can use the current site license for free from now until the end of June for free test it out and help you make your decision.

Thank you for your attention and if you have any questions, please contact Byron Deane at