No, you do not currently need a subscription to access these resources.
BioCyc now relies mainly on nonprofit subscriptions to maintain and update the database, but we strive to keep the pricing as low as possible. If you require continued access, we can provide you with a free one-month individual access code in exchange for emailing your library in support of an institutional subscription. If you are teaching a course, we do offer complimentary teaching access as a service to the community.
No, all subscriptions provide the same level of access: unrestricted access to all databases within BioCyc.
If you are off-campus, make sure you are accessing BioCyc through your library's or company's proxy server. If you don't know how to do this, please contact your librarian or IT department.
If you are on-campus, please contact us with a screenshot of the issue and your public IP address where you are experiencing the issue.
You will be allowed a very limited number of free page views each month. This is similar to many online newspapers. After you have reached this limit, you will be prompted to log in to view any data pages (apart from EcoCyc and MetaCyc pages). We intend to set the limit at a level such that most regular BioCyc users will use up the free page views very quickly.
BioCyc was a free resource for many years. During much of this time, we used usage tracking software to collect these usage statistics.
Please contact us to discuss your options.
The best way to do this is by contacting your librarian to request a subscription. If you can't find your librarian's contact information, please contact us and we can try to help you locate this information.
The best way to do this is also by contacting your librarian (as mentioned in the last question), but your request will be more effective if you ask your lab head or Principal Investigator (i.e., a faculty member) to submit the request to your library.
Please contact us about your unique situation and we can discuss your options.