The TRAPID platform is currently only freely accessible for academic use. If you have a commercial interest in the platform, or would like to use TRAPID for commercial purposes, please contact Klaas Vandepoele.


In case you publish results generated using TRAPID, please cite this paper:

TRAPID 2.0: a web application for taxonomic and functional analysis of de novo transcriptomes
Francois Bucchini, Andrea Del Cortona, Łukasz Kreft, Alexander Botzki, Michiel Van Bel, Klaas Vandepoele
Nucleic Acids Research, 01 July, 2021


This tool is developed and maintained by François Bucchini, Michiel Van Bel, and Klaas Vandepoele.

The CNB research group

The Comparative Network Biology (CNB) group (led by Klaas Vandepoele and located at VIB-Ghent) is interested in extracting biological knowledge from large-scale experimental data sets using data integration, comparative sequence & expression analysis, and network biology, in plants, green algae and diatoms.

If you wish to learn more, you may be interested by taking a look at the group's website.

TRAPID privacy policy

See Wikipedia and the website from the EU for more information about what the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is, and how it may affect you.

TRAPID is a platform developed within Ghent University and VIB, aiming to assist the analysis and exploration of de novo transcriptomes. The below privacy policy explains how TRAPID uses the personal data we collect from you when you use the web application. Please click any topic to display the corresponding details.

TRAPID privacy policy
contact_support What personal data does TRAPID collect?

When you register to use TRAPID, the email and user data you provide (organization and country) are collected.
By browsing TRAPID, anonymous user statistics are gathered using Google Analytics.

contact_support How is the personal data collected?

You directly provide your personal data:

  • when you register for TRAPID
  • when you use TRAPID, via your browser's cookies

contact_support How is the personal data used?

Your personal data is only used for identification and authentication purposes, in order to safeguard your TRAPDI experiment data from unauthorized access.

contact_support How is the personal data stored?

Your personal data is stored at servers of Ghent University and VIB. All common security protocols are followed, and only the minimum amount of information is stored.

contact_support Is the personal data used for marketing purposes?

We will not use your personal information for marketing purposes, nor will your personal data be shared with outside partners for marketing purposes.

contact_support What are your personal data protection rights?

You are entitled to the following rights:

  • The right to access: You have the right to request whether you are present in the TRAPID system, and receive information about the personal data that have been processed.
  • The right to rectification: You have the right to request that any incorrect information is corrected.
  • The right to erasure: You have the right to request that we delete your login information from the TRAPID system.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us by email.

You also have the right to file a complaint with the Belgian Data Protection Authority in case you would be of the opinion that we fail to respect your personal data protection rights. You can find their contact information on this website.

contact_support What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information.
When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

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contact_support How are cookies used in TRAPID?

TRAPID uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in for authentication purposes
  • Understanding how you use our website

contact_support How can you contact us?

Please visit the contact page to find our contact details.