Research Software

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OIT distributes licenses and binaries for a number of research software applications that are commonly used by faculty, staff, and students across campus. The list includes ArcGIS, JMP, LabVIEW, Mathematica, MATLAB, SAS, and SPSS.

The 'Order Software' link above will take you to the order forms & instructions in our new Service Catalog. There are separate forms for students & staff/faculty. While student licenses are free, faculty & staff must pay for certain licenses. To purchase a license, you must do so via departmental recharge only (aka KFS account numbers). No PALCards, credit cards, or checks are accepted. If you don't know what KFS account number to use, please partner with your department's bookkeeper or fiscal officer.

In addition to research software, the Service Catalog is where you go to obtain a free copy of Microsoft Office for Personal Use, how to obtain your free license for Acrobat or Creative Cloud, how to download the Cisco AnyConnect VPN, Alertus, and obtain Camtasia products like SnagIt, and much more. If you're looking for a title that isn't listed in the Service Catalog, consider purchasing it directly from SHI. Software House International (SHI) offers software agreements to the University of California for a wide variety of software titles. Visit our SHI page for more information.


  1. General Research Software FAQ
  2. ArcGIS Questions

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