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This page is intended to be a listing of the Desktop software/service tools often requested by researchers and their availability at HMS. In most cases HMS Research Computing does no provide/manage tools listed here.

For information regarding Office Productivity Software (Microsoft, Adobe, FileMaker, etc.), please visit: the HMS IT Software page, or contact itservicedesk@hms.harvard.edu for assistance.

ToolAvailabilityLicense typeWhat does it do?How do I get it?Support availablePrice(as of date)Notes:
4PeaksAllFree

Visualize and edit DNA trace files                                          

Via publisher's website - Click hereVendor only$008/22/19
AutoDesk Software,
including AutoCad 
Free (.edu)Free

Autodesk gives students, educators, and educational institutions free access to a design software. It is a worldwide leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software for manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment.

AutoDesk offers many free, fully functional, licenses to students and educators, when used for Educational Purposes - Click here.Vendor$010/01/19Generally “Educational Purposes” means (i) in the case of a Qualified Educational Institution, Faculty or Other Authorized Educational Licensees, purposes directly related to learning, teaching, training, research and development that are part of the instructional functions performed by a Qualified Educational Institution or Other Authorized Educational Licensee and (ii) in the case of Students, purposes related to learning, training, research or development. “Educational Purposes” does not include commercial, professional or any other for-profit purposes. Source
ApE Voluntary donationDonation
Via publisher's website - Click here
$011/07/18
Artemis AllFreeFree genome browser and annotation tool that allows visualization of sequence features, next generation data and also its six-frame translation.Via publisher's GitHub page - Click here
$010/01/19Artemis is written in Java, and is available for UNIX, Macintosh and Windows systems.
ATLAS.tiPurchase (.edu)No Harvard Campus or Volume licenseQualitative analysis of textual, graphical, audio and video data.Via publisher's website - Click here
$75010/22/19
BIOBASE
Includes Transfac, Explain, and HGMD 
All HMS/HUInstitutional LicenseAnalyze gene regulation and human mutation. Includes Transfac, Explain, and HGMD.  Via the Countway Library - Click here
$010/01/19Institutional subscription
BBeditPurchaseNo Harvard Campus or Volume licenceBBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for macOS.Via publisher's website - Click here
$4910/01/19Requires macOS 10.12.6 or later
BioGazelle qbase+PurchaseNo Harvard Campus or Volume licenceAnalysis of your qPCR data. Offers several types of quality control.Via publisher's website - Click here
Starting at $20010/01/19Academic Pricing available
BioRenderAll Harvard University Employees$120 year/userA web solution for creating and sharing illustrative scientific figures for publication and communication using a scientifically accurate image library. Via publisher's website - Click hereVendor$120 year/user11/9/20Harvard Key + 33 digit billing number
CellProfiler AllFreePerforms image analysis to generate measurements, and has built-in tools to generate a few types of plots.Via publisher's website - Click hereVendor$010/02/19...also available on Orchestra
ChemdrawHMSSITE
HMS Research ComputingHMS IT$011/07/18HMS Eligible HUID required
ClonemanagerPurchaseNo Harvard Campus or Volume licenseExpert system that helps with cloning simulation, enzyme operations and graphic map drawing.Via publisher's website - Click here
Starting at $75010/02/19
ClustalX AllFreeAllows hundreds of thousands of sequences to be aligned in only a few hours.Via publisher's website - Click hereVendor$009/21/16
CMake AllFree
Via publisher's website - Click here
$009/21/16
CodeOnCode PurchaseNo Harvard Campus or Volume license
Via publisher's website - Click here
Academic Pricing starting at $72001/05/17
COMSOL MultiphysicsPurchaseNo Harvard Campus or Volume license
Via publisher's website - Click here
~$3000 per seat for a single networked license. 12/13/16Actual cost depends on the license and module requirements.
Cytoscape AllFree
Via publisher's website - Click here
$001/20/17
DataGraphPurchaseNo Harvard Campus or Volume license
Apple MacOS App Store
$9001/20/17
DNAPlotter AllFree
Via publisher's website - Click here
$001/20/17
DNAStar ( Lasergene ) HMSSITE
HMS Research ComputingHMS IT
01/05/17eCommons ID required
Dropbox for BusinessHMSFree
HMS IT - Click hereHMS IT$002/10/17Provides unlimited storage to support external collaboration in research.
Eclipse AllFree
Via publisher's website - Click here
$001/20/17
EditSeq HMSPart of DNAStar
HMS Research ComputingHMS IT$001/05/17eCommons ID required
Endnote HUDiscounted License
EndNote can be purchased through visit Harvard OnTheHub.comHMS IT$22011/08/18Eligible HUID required.
Enzymex AllFree
Via publisher's website - Click here
$001/20/17
FastQC AllFree
Via publisher's website - Click here
$001/20/17
FigTree AllFree
Via publisher's website - Click here
$001/20/17
FlowJo HMSGroup license (discounted)
HMS Research ComputingHMS IT$250 per year, based on campus use.01/20/17eCommons ID required
GeneAnalyticsPurchaseNo Harvard Campus or Volume license
Via publisher's website - Click here

Academic Pricing:
($79mo or $349yr)

11/07/18
Geneious HMSGroup
HMS Research ComputingHMS IT$001/20/17eCommons ID required
Git (GitHub)HMSFree
HMS Research Computing hosts git repos on Orchestra
Github offers free private repos for education by clicking here

$002/10/17
GraphClick AllFree
Via publisher's website - Click here
$001/20/17No longer developed
Graphpad PrismHMSHMS Site
HMS Research ComputingHMS IT$45 per year10/24/17eCommons ID required
Igor (Pro)PurchaseNo Harvard Campus or Volume license
Via publisher's website - Click here
$49901/05/17Academic Pricing available
IGV AllFree
Via publisher's website - Click here
$001/20/17...also available on Orchestra 
ImageJ AllFree
Via publisher's website - Click here
$001/20/17...also available on Orchestra 
ImageLab PurchaseNo Harvard Campus or Volume license
Via publisher's website - Click here
Included with Gel Imagers ($3800 stand alone)01/20/17
Imaris BitplanePurchase (.edu)No Harvard Campus or Volume license
Via publisher's website - Click here
Starter Package starts at $12k02/10/17
Ingenuity Pathways AnalysisPurchaseNo Harvard Campus or Volume license



04/04/19

No longer offered by Countway or ICCB-L
 

InkScape AllFree





Jauth AllFree





JMPAllNo Harvard Campus or Volume licenseStatistics and data analysisVia publisher's website - Click here
$1,785. Free 30 day trial10/29/19Different types of data analysis software available
Kanaka HSPH





provided by request- from HSPH I/T Dept.
KING 







LabViewHMSServer-based license
HMS Research ComputingHMS IT$001/20/17eCommons ID required
LasergeneHMSPart of DNAStar
HMS Research ComputingHMS IT
01/05/17eCommons ID required
LaTeX







MacPyMOL2 AllFree





Mac VectorPurchaseNo Harvard Campus or Volume license
Via publisher's website - Click here

01/05/17

Consider Geneious or SnapGene as alternatives.

Student licenses are also available when qualified: http://macvector.com/Buy/studentlicenses.html

MathTypePurchase (.edu)several
Via publisher's website - Click here
$5707/18/16
MATLAB HMSHUIT Campus License
HMS Research ComputingHMS IT

eCommons ID required
MEGA6 AllFree


$0

MegAlign HMSPart of DNAStar
HMS Research ComputingHMS IT
01/05/17eCommons ID required
MetaCore (Clarivate) Pathway AnalysisAll HMS/HUFree
Countway Library
$010/17/19

Formerly "GeneGo MetaCore"
Formerly "Thompson Reuters MetaCore" 

 

MetaMorph/MetaXpress







Muave AllFreeSystem for constructing multiple genome alignments in the presence of large-scale evolutionary events such as rearrangement and inversion.Via publisher's website - Click here
$0

NIS Elements Viewer is free / Available at Nikon Imaging CenterNo Harvard Campus or Volume license


$0

NvivoPurchase (.edu)several
Via publisher's website - Click here
varies ($350-$950)10/13/16
Nvivo (For students)Purchase (personal)NVivo 11 Starter, NVivo 11 Pro and NVivo for Mac only
Via publisher's website - Click here
$75 (Annual)

12-month subscription

For Personal Purchase, required Student ID, fully functional, no limit on type of use.

OmniGraffle/







OpenChrom AllFree (Community Edition)


$0

OriginPurchase (.edu)several
Via publisher's website - Click here
varies ($150-$550)08/27/17
PaperpileHMSCampus
 HMS Information TechnologyHMS IT$0

07/19/16


Papers 
No Harvard Campus or Volume license


Academic Pricing available

Partek Genomic SuitePurchase (.edu)No Harvard Campus or Volume license
Via publisher's website - Click here
$3400-$6800 per year, not including KEGG database.09/21/16
Protean 







PymolHMS (On-Campus Only)SITE
Via publisher's website - Click here NOTE: To access PyMOL, the computer needs to be on the hms.harvard.edu domain in order to be used. You may need to VPN into Harvard in order to be recognized on the site license.  


 
Support by vendor only. here$012/19/18No registration is required. If you are asked to register or provide an Invoice number, PyMol did not recognize your IP address. Please contact help@schrodinger.com for assistance.
pyQPCR.AllFree


$0

Python AllFree


$0
...also available on Orchestra 
AllFree


For more info about R please visit this website https://www.r-project.org/

You can download this Open Source software (free) from https://mirror.las.iastate.edu/CRAN/


$0
...also available on Orchestra 
REDCapHMSFreeA web-based Electronic Data Capture (EDC) application designed for building and managing data capture for research and clinical studiesHMS Research Computing
$006/14/19eCommons ID required
SAS

Please visit this webpage for more info.



HMS Information TechnologyHMS IT$0
Please visit the HMS IT website for more information at https://harvardmed.service-now.com/stat?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0011480&sys_kb_id=2ed763981b0fd410dd9f42a6bc4bcbd9&spa=1
SciFinder ScholarAll HUCampus
Via the Countway Library of Medicine
$010/23/17
SeqBuilder HMSPart of DNAStar 
HMS Research ComputingHMS IT
01/05/17eCommons ID required
SeqMan HMSPart of DNAStar 
HMS Research ComputingHMS IT
01/05/17eCommons ID required
SeqManNGen HMSPart of DNAStar 
HMS Research ComputingHMS IT
01/05/17eCommons ID required
Sequencher
No Harvard Campus or Volume license
Via publisher's website - Click here
$0
Free 15-day evaluation available.
SerialCloner AllFree

HMS IT$0

SigmaPlot
No Harvard Campus or Volume license
Via publisher's website - Click here
$59912/02/16Consider GraphPad Prism as discounted HMS option. Click here.
SnapGene HMSDiscounted Perpetual License
HMS Research Computing

Web

$96 annually/ per computer

06//06/19

Eligible eCommons ID required


SoftMax 
No Harvard Campus or Volume license





Solidworks
No Harvard Campus or Volume license


~$3000 per seat01/19/17

Consider AutoCad

The Wyss Institute has a group license. RITS and HMS Strategic Procurement may be able to assist with discounts for quantity purchases.

SPSSPurchase
Annual subscriptions for IBM SPSS (Windows or MAC) can be purchased through Harvard’s HCOM procurements system, via SHI (the preferred software vendor)

Ad hoc statistical analysis, hypothesis testing, geospatial analysis and predictive analytics.

The software can be purchased through the Harvard Crimson Online Marketplace  (HCOMarketplace).

Look for the SHI and Apple logos under the "Audio Visual and Computer" section. 

You must be an authorized purchaser to access the HCOMarketplace. If you are not an authorized purchaser, learn more about HCOMarketplace.


$120 per computer, per year.09/17/19

FAS has a site or volume license for FAS Faculty, Student, or Staff: https://downloads.fas.harvard.edu

Most of the Harvard College libraries have public computer stations with a "bevy" of software installed, including SPSS.



Spike2
No HMS/HU campus or volume license.
Via publisher's website - Click hereWeb$269006/06/19Spike2 licence fee to run an additional copy of the software at the same location within the same research group. - $895
Stata Purchase (.edu)No Harvard Campus or Volume license
Via publisher's website - Click here
Starting at $19802/08/17
StatPlus 
Free version available. Pro req license.


$0
No Harvard Campus or Volume licence.
TeX AllFree


$0

Vector NTI
No Harvard Campus or Volume license


($2000, or $495 annual)11/16/915
HMS holds licenses for DNAStar (Lasergene) which are available For Free at to all HMS eCommons account holders at: https://wiki.med.harvard.edu/Software/ResearchApplicationDownloads#Lasergene_DNAStar
Virtual Box AllFreeRun Virtual OS on your computer.https://www.virtualbox.org/
$0

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