Academic and Research Software Available at No Charge
Thanks to new university funding, a number of software subscriptions widely used by researchers, engineers, scientists, educators, and students will be available at no charge to individual users starting Sept. 1, 2021.
Academic and research software
Now, many more Stanford faculty, students, and staff can take advantage of the following powerful tools:
A centrally-funded approach
University IT’s Vendor Management team is responsible for academic software licensing at Stanford and has maintained enterprise licenses for these software titles for more than a decade. Until now, due to funding constraints, members of the Stanford community were required to purchase the software, albeit at a steep discount.
Riding on the success of the free distribution of Matlab last academic year, the team proposed a centrally-funded approach to UIT leadership for all remaining academic software managed by UIT. The proposal received endorsement from UIT and Business Affairs and moved forward as a formal request to the University Budget Group last fall. After receiving the Provost’s approval, UIT is now thrilled to offer this valuable new benefit to faculty, students, and staff.