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Welcome to the New Genlighten.com!

We've rebuilt Genlighten from the ground up.

It's easier than ever to find the right researcher for your project. Just type a locality, specialty, or repository into the search box and follow the auto-suggest links. Our new project tracking page puts images, messages, reports and invoices all in one place and makes interacting with the provider a breeze. When your project's done, you can download all of your documents and images with a single click. And we've added lots more features you'll love. To see the new Genlighten in action, take the tour by clicking the button below.

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Genlighten users with existing projects can access them at our old site.

All of your previous data can be accessed at old.genlighten.com. Just click the button below to be taken there. Existing projects will remain available for export through the end of 2017. Contact our support team if you need help with the export process.

Ready to make the move to the new site? You'll need to update your password.

If you already have an account on the previous version of Genlighten, we've created a new one for you on the updated site. Since we don't know your old password, you'll need to reset it to use the new version. Just click "Sign In" below, then click the "Forgot password?" link.