Open Source LIMS/LIS Project



SENAITE.CORE: the heart of SENAITE.LIMS, the evolution of Bika LIMS


SENAITE.CORE is an Open Source Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for enterprise environments, especially focused to behave with excellent performance and stability.

This software is a direct derivative work of the Bika-LIMS software and comes with the same user interface.


SENAITE.CORE provides the core functionalities and entities used by SENAITE.LIMS. It is intended to be imported automatically as a dependency of SENAITE.LIMS and other SENAITE products, and it should not be installed directly unless you know what you are doing.


We want contributing to SENAITE.CORE to be fun, enjoyable, and educational for anyone, and everyone. This project adheres to the Contributor Covenant. By participating, you are expected to uphold this code. Please report unacceptable behavior.

Contributions go far beyond pull requests and commits. Although we love giving you the opportunity to put your stamp on SENAITE.CORE, we also are thrilled to receive a variety of other contributions. Please, read Contributing to senaite.core document.

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SENAITE.CORE Copyright (C) 2018 Senaite Foundation

This software, henceforth "SENAITE.CORE", an add-on for Plone software, is a derivative work of BIKALIMS.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

SENAITE.CORE uses third party libraries that are distributed under their own terms (see LICENSE-3RD-PARTY.rst)