The Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV) is a high-performance, easy-to-use, interactive tool for the visual exploration of genomic data. It supports flexible integration of all the common types of genomic data and metadata, investigator-generated or publicly available, loaded from local or cloud sources.

IGV is available in multiple forms, including:

  • the original IGV - a Java desktop application, 
  • IGV-Web - a web application, 
  • igv.js - a JavaScript component that can be embedded in web pages (for developers)

This site is focused on the IGV desktop application. See https://igv.org for links to all forms of IGV.


Download IGV

Download the IGV desktop application and igvtools. 


Note that the IGV-Web application at https://igv.org/app runs in a web browser and requires no downloads. Click on the Help link in the app for more information.


Citing IGV

To cite your use of IGV in your publication, please reference one or more of:

James T. Robinson, Helga Thorvaldsdóttir, Wendy Winckler, Mitchell Guttman, Eric S. Lander, Gad Getz, Jill P. Mesirov. Integrative Genomics Viewer. Nature Biotechnology 29, 24–26 (2011). (Free PMC article here).

Helga Thorvaldsdóttir, James T. Robinson, Jill P. Mesirov.  
Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV): high-performance genomics data visualization and exploration. Briefings in Bioinformatics 14, 178-192 (2013).

James T. Robinson, Helga Thorvaldsdóttir, Aaron M. Wenger, Ahmet Zehir, Jill P. Mesirov. Variant Review with the Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV). Cancer Research 77(21) 31-34 (2017).

James T. Robinson, Helga Thorvaldsdóttir, Douglass Turner, Jill P. Mesirov. igv.js: an embeddable JavaScript implementation of the Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV). bioRxiv 2020.05.03075499.



Development of IGV has been supported by funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health, the Informatics Technology for Cancer Reserarch (ITCR) of the NCI, and the Starr Cancer Consortium.