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 For the  full software list consult the table below or scroll down for more information.

Software full list catalogue 

The list below shows the general availability for each software product. Your personal entitlement will depend on the status shown on your University Card (this will be verified when purchased via the IT Services Shop). This list is intended to show all software generally available throughout the University. If you are aware of software that should be included on this list please contact us at Software Licensing.

Note: Download link may be restricted access. ITSS indicates link is only for registered IT Staff


Software and validity Additional details Obtain from License terms Download



Adobe CLPAgreement(Perpetual)

Adobe CLP Agreement includes this software with perpetual licensing:

  • Adobe Acrobat DC - is no longer available and has been  with-drawn by Adobe
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Adobe Premiere Element
  • Adobe Lightroom
IT Services On Line Shop Adobe CLP Terms   Yes

Site-licensed available on any departmental or personal device.

No students


Adobe VIP Agreement (Subscription)

Named User Only

Device see ITSS Wiki for local admin

Adobe VIP Agreement includes this software with subscription licensing:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC

(Note: More than 2 apps are the same cost as All Apps)

IT Services On Line Shop Adobe VIP Terms  


The ITSS Wiki has a list of local Device Licence Portals 


subscriptions for staff/students



renewed to 31/07/2023


Dept. Contacts for

Download from 

Click Software

ESRI Terms


ArcGIS Pro

Yes  Yes for staff and students

BadCopy Pro (JuSoft)

4.1.0 build 125

File recovery software ITSS Wiki
(IT Staff only)
IT Staff Only ITSS Yes


No for students

CasaXPS Analysis techniques for both spectral and imaging data Local IT   ITSS  Yes  

ChemOffice and ChemDraw


Database Integration, a Faster Interface & More Color Capabilities.

Contact: Karl Harrison



site-licensed for all staff on depart. machines

Yes site-licensed for all staff  personal devices only

Corel Academic Site Licence site licensed until 31/08/21 Corel Painter, Paintshop Pro, CorelDraw Graphics Suite, PDF Fusion, VideoStudio Pro, Website Creator


0101/Crystalmaker Suite (CrystalMaker, CrystalDiffract, SingleCrystal) Visualization and analysis of crystal and molecular structures Chemistry website Annual site licence Yes Yes Yes for staff and students

EndNote (Perpetual)

Renewal until 31/07/21

Dept/College owned Windows and macOS

Download from Self-Registration Page


Site Terms ITSS ITSS Free for University machines via ITSS for both staff and students


(for personal use - same as above)

EndNote for personal use is free of charge and can be downloaded from the Self-Registration page, available for Windows or macOS. Download from Self-Registration Page Personal Terms Self-Registration Page Self-Registration Page Self-Registration Page for staff and students
Image Processing and Analysis Geography
David Ford
ERDAS IMAGINE Windows and Unix

Earth Sciences

Stephen Usher


File System Factory (Condrey)

annual 31.10.21

  Software Licensing     Yes  
Imagine ( Will change to Azure Dev Tools for Teaching) Formerly DreamSpark Contact our supplier Bytes at to set up a local agreement      Yes Yes for staff and students
Intel C/C++ for Linux Compiler   ARC     Free   
Intel Fortran for Linux Compiler   ARC     Free   

JRB Utils Managing Micro Focus 

Perpetual with annual maintenance 30/06/21

Formerly Novell IT Services On Line Shop JRB Terms ITSS Free   
RB Utils for Active Directory Perpetual with annual maintenance 30/06/18   IT Services On Line Shop JRB Terms ITSS Free   
Kofax Power PDF Advanced (Perpetual with annual maintenance) 20/03/22 Kofax bought PDF Converter from Nuance in Feb 2019.

  ITSS Free   
LabVIEW Not a site licence, apply to the Physics Department   Dept. of Physics Terms   Apply to Physics Apply to Physics both staff and students
MapInfo Pro (Rental until 05/2017) includes Mapbasic via download Software Licensing   ITSS Yes  
MAPLE (3 yr Rental until 21/12/20) will not be renewed as site-licence.
Maths will buy singles contact their IT
Windows, Mac and Linux Software Licensing Maple Terms ITSS Yes  
Mathematica (Site Licence - annual renewal on 01/11/21) Windows, Mac and Linux.

Download from 

Click Software

Mathematica Terms   Free Free for both staff and students

Matlab Campus Licence

(Annual site licence - renews on 31/07/21)

Windows, Mac and Linux.  Additional toolboxes included

Agreement Details

Matlab Local Contacts

University, Staff & Student owned computers ITSS Free Free for both staff and students

Microsoft Campus

Renewed for 3 years to


OS upgrades, Office, Sharepoint Designer and Core CAL's


Campus Terms ITSS Free  
  Work at Home for
Windows 10
Parallels for Mac
On The Hub Campus WAH Terms     Yes for both staff and students
Microsoft Select(Perpetual) All Microsoft Academic Products, including:
Windows Server
Visual Studio
SCCM Suite Client Manager
Purchase from Bytes via
Oracle Punchout
Bytes Portal or Contact Bytes at
Select Terms ITSS Yes  No
Microsoft Office365 (via Nexus365)

Office365 apps are available to students and staff as part of Nexus365 which is Microsoft's Office365 subscription for The University.  It is based on your University card status and can be downloaded to 5 different devices including home as well as University devices. 

(Visual Studio, Project, Visio and other products are not included in Nexus365 and require a separate purchase from Bytes:

To download Office365 apps through Nexus365 go to the Nexus365 Help Pages

5 Device max - personal or University computer/device

Replaces the previous Work from Home

With Nexus365 email. 5 Devices Current staff only Current staff and students only
NAG (Annual renewal) Serial Libraries, Data Mining Components, NAG Toolbox for MATLAB and FORTRAN Compiler On Line / Local IT Unlimited   Yes  Yes and Free (UG) 

Micro Focus (formerly Novell - Perpetual, annual maintenance required)


Available for use as:

OES on SLES or for

SLES only when used in support of an OES installation

IT Services On Line Shop Novell Terms   Yes   
Nexus365 (see Microsoft OFFICE365 above) University version of Office365 5 Device max - personal or University computer/device        
NVivo (Rental until 04/04/21) Windows

Download from 

Click Software

NVivo Terms ITSS Free  Free for staff and students

OpenText Software (formerly Exceed & Hummingbird)

(Rental until 31/07/21)
not to be renewed

Exceed and OpenText Secure Shell   CSS TermsGeneral Terms ITSS Free  Free for staff and students
Origin (renewed to 2022) Windows On Line / Local IT   ITSS Yes  Yes for staff and Yes  for the home version for students


(Annual Licence)

Windows, Mac and Linux. Software Server Information within Download   Yes Yes for staff and students


XML Editor

Maintenance, annual 18/05/21

Windows, Mac and Linux.

Download from 

Click Software

    Free  Free for staff and students
Parallels for Mac

Virtual Machine

for Mac

Personal copies are perpetual


Dept/College is subscription based

12 months via Bytes Oracle Punchout


  Dept/College or workstation Bytes   Personal copy onthehub for staff and students
PCounter (Perpetual - no renewal as of 09/16) Windows and Netware servers. No longer renewed PCounter Terms   Yes   
Portland C /C++ for Linux Compiler Linux ARC     Free   
Portland Fortran for Linux Compiler Linux ARC     Free   

No longer Site Licensed

Departmental licence (only in Medical Sciences & Said Business School)

For single licence contact SAS and ask for educational pricing SAS Terms  

Medical Sciences


Said Business School only


Scientific Word (Annual Maintenance Required)


Windows and Mac.

Sci.Word Webpage instructions

Scientific Word

Courtesy of Soc. Sciences

Sci Word Terms ITSS Free &Instructions Free &Instructions for staff and studens
SigmaPlot (Annual renewal 31/08/21) By contribution see ITSS Wiki On Line / Local IT   ITSS Yes  

Sophos Central (Rental to 11/9/21)

Managed by InfoSec

Windows and Mac. Software server Sophos Terms   Free Free for staff and students
SpinRite v6.0(Version Site Licence)   Local IT   ITSS Free  
SPSS, AMOS, Text Analytics for Surveys and Data Collection and Survey Visualization (Rental until 01/12/21) Windows and Mac.

Download from 

Click Software

SPSS Terms ITSS Free  Free for staff and students





The University does not have site licence for STATA. Some departments maintain a licence for their users please ask your Course Admin or contact your local IT in your dept.

Individuals not covered by local licence may obtain academic pricing from Timberlake click 'Education'

see website      
Symantec Asset & Client Management Suite Enables an accurate picture of assets throughout their lifecycle. Software Licensing     Yes  
Symantec Ghost Solution Suite v3.3 Disk imaging software. IT Services On Line Shop     Yes Yes for staff only 
VMWare Virtualisation software. Central Purchasing (Oxford only)     Yes   
VPN Client For Windows, Mac and Unix Software server     Free  Free for staff and students
ZenworksConfiguration Manager (previously Zenworks for Desktops) (Perpetual with Maintenance) 31/07/18

Desktop OS Management

IT Services On Line Shop Zen Terms   Yes   


Agreement details: Each software item is covered by a different software agreement. The column "Licence Terms" in the table above links additional details on who can use and install the software. Availability is shown for University Units, Staff and Students. Where software is centrally funded it is noted as "free". If a fee is required it is noted as "Yes". A blank cell means that we are unable to supply this software. Please note that "free" refers only to the software licence, media cost will apply where required.

The following software is available on ARC systems:


Domain of Application Software
Structural Mechanics abaqus
Computational Chemistry abinit , adf, castep, dalton, gaussian03, gaussian09, gamess, gromacs, namd
Computational Genomics abyss, beast, impute, mrbayes, orca, velvet
General Computing mathematica , matlab, python
Performance Compilers Intel, PGI
Performance Libraries MKL, ACML, GSL, PETSc
Medical imaging FSL
Statistics R, stata
Software Development Tools DDT, Intel Debugger, valgrind


Purchasing Software

The majority of software licences and associated media is distributed via the IT Services Shop. The column "obtain From" in the table above shows any exceptions. To obtain software for use on a computer that is owned by yourself, you must present your University Card. Users buying software on behalf of a department or college should bring a departmental or college order and their software card number.

Some software is obtained by individual departments of the University, not in IT Services. Full details of those agreements can be seen on the Oxford IT Staff wiki (only visible to Oxford IT Staff).

Software Licensing Agreements

IT Services manage a variety of software agreements, available to the various parts of the University depending on the type of agreement and funding model. Some additional software agreements have been taken out by individual departments with usage rights for the whole University. The list above shows the general availability for each software product and is intended to show all software generally available throughout the University. Your personal entitlement will depend on the status shown on your University Card which will be verified when software is purchased via the IT Services Shop.

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