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Download the Free versions of Mouse Colony for either your PC or Mac!

Mouse Colony, Mouse Colony Net and Mouse Colony Server are for installation on a single computer.



What version of Mouse Colony is best for me? Consider the following:

a) Download Mouse Colony runtime (stand alone, no other software required)

    if you:

  1. Bullethave a small lab with only one or two users,

  2. Bulletwant to keep costs down, or 

  3. Bulletdo not care about accessing Mouse Colony from a remote computer

       or iPad

Download Runtime Stand-Alone Application (No Network Access. Does not require any additional software, allows 3 login accounts).

Full Versions of Mouse Colony 5.0.0                            Upgrade From Mouse Colony v4




b) Download Mouse Colony Net if you:

  1. Bullethave a large lab with several users or for multiple PIs,

  2. Bulletare willing to invest a few dollars more for the freedom of accessing Mouse Colony Net from any computer or iPad.

The new Mouse Colony Net offers two hosting options: FileMakerPro or FileMaker Server.

If the hosting computer runs FileMakerPro, it must be accessed from client computers also running FileMakerPro or iPads that have FileMakerGo (FMGo) installed.


If the host runs FileMaker Server, Mouse Colony Net can be accessed directly through a web browser using the WebDirect option of FileMaker Server (no FileMakerPro installation required on the clients!), or iPads/iPhones running FileMakerGo. The web browser and iPad connections count as concurrent connections.  FileMaker Server can be purchased from FileMaker Inc (www.filemaker.com) with different levels of concurrent WebDirect connections that allow direct access using a web browser or FileMakerGo.

The number of users connected via FileMakerGo (iPads or iPhones) and web browsers count as concurrent WebDirect connections (click here for details).

Alternatively, Mouse Colony Server can also be accessed from computers that have FileMakerPro installed with no connections limits using a Filemaker protocol (fmnet).

The standard Mouse Colony Net license, which is independent from the FileMaker license, allows access to a maximum of 5 devices and 5 user login accounts. However, it can be expanded up to 25 login accounts and devices in packages of 5 users/5 devices.   Click on the following links to go to the FileMaker website for pricing details for academic and non-academic institutions.

Important! Do not install Mouse Colony Net on the client computers, just FileMakerPro of FMGo in iPads.

Full Versions of Mouse Colony Net 5.0.0                     Upgrade From Mouse Colony Net v4




c) Download Mouse Colony Server if you:

  1. Bulletare running a mouse facility,

  2. Bulletare sharing the program multiple investigators,

  3. Bullet    have a large lab with several users and want web access and better account administration.

Mouse Colony Server requires the installation of FileMaker Server on the hosting computer. FileMaker Server must be purchased directly by File Maker Inc. (www.filemaker.com).

Hosting Mouse Colony with FileMaker Server allows access to a larger number of concurrent connections than FileMakerPro and it is recommended.  Mouse Colony Server can be accessed in two different ways when the hosting computer runs FileMaker Server: 

  1. BulletUsers can also access Mouse Colony Server hosted on a computer running FileMaker Server from an unlimited number of client computers running FileMakerPro. Recommended.

  2. BulletUsers can also access the program via a web browser (WebDirect) with no need to install FileMakerPro on the client computers. This requires the purchase from FileMaker of the appropriate number of concurrent connections that suit your needs. The number of users connected via FileMakerGo (iPads or iPhones) and web browsers count as concurrent WebDirect connections (click here for details).

Click on the following links to go to the FileMaker website for pricing and conditions for academic and non-academic institutions.

Do not install Mouse Colony Server on the client computers, just FileMakerPro.

Click on the links below to email your request for Mouse Colony Server.

Download Mouse Colony Server 5 Mac             Download Mouse Colony Server 5 PC



d) Switching from the Runtime Stand-Alone Application (No Network Access) to Mouse Colony Net (Network Access).  Previous purchase of the runtime version required. There is a $300 charge for the Upgrade from the Runtime version to Mouse Colony Net (network-compatible) within the same platform.

Upgrade Mouse Colony v5 from RT-To-Net    



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  1. *Price includes 5 users/5 devices

** Price includes 10 users/10 devices