Research software site licenses

In order to increase the Digital Research capacity in the University we are providing easier and more cost-effective access to software for research purposes.

Please submit a request through the Ask Services portal if you would like access to any of the following site/lab licences

ArcGIS software

ArcGIS is a suite consisting of a group of geographic information system (GIS) software products produced by Esri.

Use this software to create, manage and share geographic data, maps and analytical models.

Training - Free training is available through the ArcGIS website.

Support - For software support please go to the ArcGIS website.

Chem Office Professional

ChemOffice Professional is an integrated suite of scientifically intelligent productivity tools that enables researchers to capture, store, retrieve and a share data and information on compounds, reactions, materials and their properties.

Dragon

Dragon is the most accurate, sophisticated and powerful speech recognition program in the world. Dragon uses all the resources on your computer to generate the text almost as quickly as you can speak. Simply speak into a microphone and the words will appear on your PC.requirements.

To access a copy of La Trobe's Dragon licence, complete an ASK Services form by clicking here.

For training and more info visit the Dragon website.

EndNote

EndNote moves you through the research process as you search, organize, write, publish and share.

Training - visit the EndNote website for training videos and resources.

Gaussian

Gaussian predicts the energies, molecular structures, and vibrational frequencies of molecular systems, along with numerous molecular properties derived from these basic computation types.

Technical support - please refer to the Gaussian website

Geneious Prime

Geneious Prime is a comprehensive suite of molecular biology and sequence analysis tools for genomics research.

La Trobe has a University-wide license, so please request access though the ASK Services Portal.

Training - Learn more about the functionality and features of Geneious Prime by viewing the tutorials here.

HPC Software

Please submit a request through the ASK Services portal if you would like access to any of the following site/lab licences. If you need any further assistance in embedding the use of these software into your research workflows, please click here.

LabVIEW

LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment used by millions of engineers and scientists to develop sophisticated measurement, test, and control systems using intuitive graphical icons and wires that resemble a flowchart. It offers unrivalled integration with thousands of hardware devices and provides hundreds of built-in libraries for advanced analysis and data visualisation – all for creating virtual instrumentation.

Training - For a list of available courses please refer to the National Instruments training webpage.

Technical support - For a list of support resources please refer to the following page on the LabVIEW website.

Leximancer

Leximancer analyses text documents to identify the high level concepts, delivering the key ideas and actionable insights you need with interactive visualisations and data exports.

La Trobe has a University-wide license, so please request access though the ASK Services Portal.

Training - for user manuals, tutorials and answers to FAQ please visit the Leximancer website.

MATLAB

Matlab is an interactive system for matrix-based computation designed for scientific and engineering use. It is good for many forms of numeric computation and visualization. Besides dealing with explicit matrices in linear algebra, it can handle differential equations, polynomials, signal processing, and other applications. Results can be made available both numerically and as excellent graphics.

Which disciplines would use Matlab?
Engineering, Economics, Computational Biology, Geosciences, Physics - anyone who works with numbers!

The La Trobe license provides access to the following applications:

MATLAB
Bioinformatics Toolbox
Control System Toolbox
Curve Fitting Toolbox
Data Acquisition Toolbox
DSP System Toolbox
Image Processing Toolbox
Instrument Control Toolbox
Optimization Toolbox
Parallel Computing Toolbox
Signal Processing Toolbox
Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox
Symbolic Math Toolbox
Stateflow
Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox
Symbolic Math Toolbox
Communications System Toolbox
Computer Vision System Toolbox
Datafeed Toolbox
Econometrics Toolbox
Embedded Coder
Financial Instruments Toolbox
Financial Toolbox
Fixed-Point Designer
Fuzzy Logic Toolbox
Global Optimisation Toolbox
HDl Coder
Image Acquisition Toolbox
Mapping Toolbox
MATLAB Coder
MATLAB Compiler
MATLAB Compiler SDK
Neural Network Toolbox
Phased Array System Toolbox
RF Toolbox
Robust Control Toolbox
Simulink
SimMechanics
Simscape
Simulink Control Design
SimBiology
SimElectronics
SimEvents
SimPowerSystems
SimRF
Simulink 3D Animation
Simulink Coder
Simulink Design Optimization
Simulink Real-Time
System Identification Toolbox
Trading Toolbox
Wavelet Toolbox

From where can I install the software?
The software can be installed on any computer on the La Trobe Campus.
Staff and Students are also licensed to use Matlab on personal computers.
Commercial usage of MathWorks products is not permitted by this site license.

View the instructions on how to install Matlab [staff only].

Training

  • for an overview of the software and to find information to help you get started, please visit the following page on the Matlab website
  • For a list of upcoming courses please visit this page on the MathWorks website.
  • Training courses for Matlab are also offered periodically at La Trobe in partnership with Intersect. These are advertised on the Events and Training page.

Technical support - please refer to the support resources listed on the MathWorks website.

NVivo

If you want to get an edge by better understanding the explosion of unstructured data in the world today, you need NVivo - powerful software for qualitative data analysis. Whether you are working individually or in a team, on Windows or Mac, are new to research or have years of experience, there's an NVivo option to suit you.

Origin Pro

Origin Pro is a software application for data analysis and publication-quality graphing, tailored to the needs of scientists and engineers. The application offers an easy-to-use interface for beginners, and the ability for advanced users to customize analysis and graphing tasks using themes, templates, custom reports, batch processing and programming.

Origin Pro is available to download onto your La Trobe computer via the Software Centre.

Training & support - for tutorials and support resources please visit the OriginLab website.

Primer 7 statistical software

PRIMER is a software tool for nonparametric​ multivariate analysis to visualise, analyse and characterise salient patterns in multivariate data.

Primer 7 is available to download onto your La Trobe computer via the Software Centre.

Training & support - for tutorials and support resources please visit the PRIMER-e website.

R and RStudio

RStudio is an integrated development environment for R, a programming language for statistical computing and graphics. It includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, debugging and workspace management.

Both R and RStudio are available to download onto your La Trobe computer via the Software Centre.

Training & support:

SBGrid

SBGrid from Harvard University is a major set of tools kept up to date suitable for researchers in genomics, bioinformatics and so on. It is licensed on a laboratory basis, so talk to us if you think there is a need for it.

For help with using the software please visit the SBGrid website.

SPSS statistical software

SPSS is a widely used program for statistical analysis in social science. It is also used by market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government, education researchers, marketing organizations, data miners and others.

To access a copy of La Trobe's SPSS licence, complete an ASK Services form by clicking here.

Stata statistical software

Stata provides everything you need for statistics, graphics, and data management.

To access a copy of La Trobe's Stata licence, complete an ASK Services form by clicking here.

Training

  • visit the Stata website for useful videos and online training resources.
  • Training courses for STATA are also offered periodically at La Trobe through the Statistics Platform. These are advertised on the Training page.

View the Computer software webpage [staff only] for more information on site licensed software available through ICT.

Suggestions for other applications

We are always on the lookout for applications that may be quite common individually and thus ripe for turning into a site license, saving the University some money and making it easier to use the application. If you have any suggestions for site license software (i.e. across more than one discipline) please email us.