The JCMS Colony Management System
JCMS Community Forum
Join the JCMS community question and answer discussion forum. This is the best place for JCMS support info and to post questions.
NEW! JCMS Web release, version 2.5.1!
You can download the JCMS web installer, v2.5.1 (released 4/15/13), here.
Please provide your input and feedback on the JCMS user forum discussion thread.
JCMS Users Survey
Your input is important to us, because JCMS development is user driven. Thank you in advance for your input.
The Jackson Laboratory's Colony Management System (JCMS) is a free and supported multi-user relational database management system for managing research mouse colonies. Support for JCMS is provided by NIGMS, HHMI, and The Jackson Laboratory. JCMS has a broad user-community with currently over 2000 people signed up on the JCMS user support list and nearly 300 people signed up on the JCMS community user forum.
View the published article about JCMS in Mammalian Genome.
Download JCMS (v4.8.4 or v3.4):
Upgrade your existing JCMS system to the latest releases:
The JCMS MS Access Upgrader is available for v4.6.0
(Please keep in mind that the MS Access backend will not be supported past version 4.6.0. To get the latest release of
JCMS, convert your database to MySQL by using the JCMS Access to MySQL conversion tool, which can be
Convert your JCMS database to use a MySQL database
You can convert your MS Access database backend to use MySQL. The interface will not change. Note that the MySQL converter works on JCMS versions 3.0 and higher.
JCMS Pedigree Tracking tool
View your mouse pedigree trees.