Developing MOLGENIS

To develop MOLGENIS on you machine we recommend to use IntelliJ as IDE. You need to install the prerequisites as well.

Prerequisites for MOLGENIS development

The components needed to run MOLGENIS locally are:

MOLGENIS components

Check: develop locally‚Äč

You can download, install and use MOLGENIS for free under license LGPLv3.

Get the code

Create account on

Copy the clone URL.

mkdir -p ~/git
cd ~/git
git clone

Optionally select stable molgenis version:

git fetch --tags origin
git checkout <tag name: see>


We use IntelliJ as IDE to run the code in.