Apply for a YINQE account



Please send email with your account code to YINQE so that we can set up your account for you. This account code is called a “COA”. Ask your advisor or business manager for this COA account code. In your email please include your advisor’s name.


Please send email to YINQE so that we can set up your account. You are required to submit an additional form, called the Memo Of Understanding, and to provide an insurance rider described in that form.


After you receive email about your new YINQE account,


This should download “badger.jnlp”. Look for this file in your “Downloads” folder, or find it listed at the bottom of your browser window. If your browser is blocking this download, try downloading this copy (which is inside a zip archive file.)

Double-click on the badger.jnlp file to install Badger. You may see pop-up warnings about security and certificates, etc. Click OK to install.  Badger requires Java to be installed on your computer. See below.

Use the “Lost Password?” button on the login to receive a temporary password. Use the Badger menu “Window -> Change Password” to set a more convenient password.

Sign up for equipment training either before or after dealing with account codes, but keep in mind that you must have a YINQE account before attending training.

  • Apple does not support Java on the iPad or iPhone, so you are out of luck.
  • Android does not run Java and it is not worth the effort to jailbreak your device just for Badger.
  • Javaws used to work on Linux, but now it crashes a lot. 
  • If you cannot install Java on your computer (because it’s not your computer) then you can try using Badger’s new web version. You will have to ask the YINQE staff for the link, since it is an early, alpha version. It does not yet do everything you need.


In case you are curious, our copy of Badger is running on an Amazon server somewhere in South Carolina. Yale’s Badger system is run by a startup company in California, which has licensed the software from Stanford University. Badger is the new commercial version of “Coral,” which is used in many laboratories.