MeVisLab Community

The MeVisLab Community project provides add-on modules that extend the functionality of the MeVisLab software. All modules provided here are distributed as open-source software and maintained by the MeVisLab developer community.

Source Code

The MeVisLab Community source code is managed in a central Git repository hosted on GitHub. For instance, the latest version of the project's master branch can be cloned (locally fetched, "checked out") with the following instruction set:

git clone

Attention: We have moved from SVN to Git, and from SourceForge to GitHub (2015-10-9). This allows many nice, modern workflows, including local feature branches, and Pull Requests which lower the barrier for new contributers.

In order to build the MeVisLab Community source code, you need the MeVisLab Software Development Kit (SDK) which can be downloaded for free from the MeVisLab website.


Continuous builds of the MeVisLab Community repository were discontinued (for technical reasons). Please tell us (e.g. in the forum) if you miss them.

Getting Help

Please refer to the Doxygen-generated documentation or post your questions in the public discussion forum. General information on using MeVisLab and on building MeVisLab modules can be found on the MeVisLab website.


The MeVisLab Community project is a collaborative effort by the following institutions:

Leiden LKEB Erasmus MC KU Leuven ETH Uni Magdeburg DKFZ ISI/UMC Utrecht Fraunhofer MEVIS MeVis Medical Solutions

Further contributors are highly welcome. In order to join the development, just fork the repository on GitHub, push your changes to your clone, and send a pull request. Of course, regular contributors are welcome and will get write access to the official repository in order to be able to seamlessly maintain their code. Again, central way of communication should be the forum.

License & Policies

Most of the MeVisLab Community source code is released under the BSD license which allows both free distribution and commercial use. New modules are generally advised to adopt this license as well.

Due to library dependencies, some of the MeVisLab Community source code has to be distributed under the LGPL license which allows free distribution with more restrictive conditions. For simplicity, all MeVisLab Community source code is expected to be published under either of both licenses.

Please consider the following policies when adding code and data to the repository: