Discover the genetic data simulator most suitable for your study

Genetic simulation software provides an important adjunct to research in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics. This website provides a catalogue of existing software packages that simulate genetic data of the human genome. This website is designed to help you:



  • Identify simulators that meet your particular research needs
  • Compare simulators based on attributes
  • Provide feedback to authors of existing simulators

Compare simulators by attribute

Search, select, and compare simulators based on attributes (e.g. Simulation method, Phenotype, Evolutionary Features)

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Browse and search simulators

Browse and search the complete list of simulators based on keywords

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Genetic Simulation Resources is provided by the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the NCI. Please note that inclusion on this website is not an endorsement by NCI. Further, the list of simulators is not exhaustive. Please contact us at if you have software that you would like added or wish to suggest modifications to information provided on this web resource.

Recently added: GARLIC

Recently modified: Vortex, FLUX SIMULATOR, Rose, Indelible, PEDAGOG

Recently GSR certified: MaCS, msprime, OncoSimulR, Nemo, SEQPower