Academic License Types*
The Academic Package
The Academic Package is a paid annual subscription intended for small academic research groups (fewer than 10 members) that are primarily engaged in non-commercial research activities but are also interested in obtaining support and retaining intellectual property rights to any data generated with the tools. Larger academic groups or groups with an obvious commercial focus are not eligible for this licensing option, but may be eligible for Core Lab or Commercial Packages. If you are interested in a paid academic license that includes support please fill out our commercial inquiry form.
Free Public Domain Research License
The Public Domain Research License is a no cost, no support, no intellectual property license intended for pure non-commercial research in which the results of the research will be promptly released into the public domain. Research groups that wish to access support or retain intellectual property rights to their discoveries should pursue the Academic Package option above.
Eligibility for this license may differ among distinct research groups within a single institution. As such, we consider each group on their own basis. If approved, use is only allowed within the research group of a specific principal investigator. Eligibility is not permanent and will be reevaluated annually. In cases where research is not released into the public domain and is instead patented or commercialized, retroactive commercial licenses will need to be obtained for each year the free license was in place. To apply for this license, please review the license agreement and submit your application below.
Free Teaching License
The Teaching License is a no cost, no support, no intellectual property license intended for use by educators and their students solely in the context of a specific time-limited course. To apply for this license, please review the license agreement and submit your application below.
*Not all of these academic licensing options are available in all countries, so please check with your local representative.