Welcome to the Scientific Icons Project
ScientificIcons is a central repository of icons for scientific programs, including molecular biology, lab automation, sample tracking, chemistry, biology, physiology, etc. Looking for an icon for a flask, chemical, gene, plate, robot, atom?
Scientific Icons is a central repository of icons for scientific programs, including molecular biology, lab automation, sample tracking, chemistry, biology, physiology, etc. Looking for an icon for a flask, chemical, gene, plate, robot, atom?
This project grew out of a frustration when working on scientific projects and never being able to find a clear icon for a gene, or a plate, etc. Although, many times using a simple “circle” or “dot” works for many applications, creating a user interface for scientific apps often needs distinct representations for many objects. We intend to contact many existing scientific software authors and ask to have their icons committed to this project. These could be gif, jpg, svg, png, etc. Of course, the future seems to be SVG icons which are scalable, but the first step is to open up a collection of icons.
If you would like to help create an online resource for scientific icons, please help by committing your icons to the scientific icons project.
Here are samples of icons related to lab science…..
Q: How do I submit my icons?
A: Simply email me at the sourceforge site , and I will send you my direct contact info. You will then need to send me the icons (if you have > 1MB of files, we’ll work out an ftp site). Please be sure to include in the email the source of the icons (ie the company and or project) and a notice that you would like them included in the open source project Scientific Icons
Q: My icons are really basic, do you really want them?
A: Yes, at the very least they work for your application, most likely someone else can use them too. Also, if we get donations, we may be able to use them as ideas for SVG based icons
Q: Sorry, our icons create a proprietary look to our closed source application, but I would still like to help, how?
A: Thanks, the first thing you can do is ask yourself, do all the icons create that proprietary look? Are there any you could contribute? Second, you can donate to the project so that we can pay a starving graphics arts student to design/fix contributed icons. Third, if there are icons which you think would be useful, please request them on the open discussion forum page.
Q: Where are the contributed icons?
A: We are still collecting an initial set. Once we have organized it into categories we will release them.