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SPSS

IBM SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) provides data and statistical analysis, file management capabilities, graphics and reporting features. SPSS Modules include:

  • Advanced Statistics
  • Custom Tables
  • Forecasting
  • Regression
  • Tables Original
  • Trends Original
  • Data Preparation
  • Bootstrapping
  • Neural Networks

 

How to Get SPSS

Students

  • Current UW Students are licensed to use SPSS free-of-charge for use on computers they own personally. To download the installer and student authorization code, click here.

Faculty, Staff, or UW-Owned Lab Computers

  • Faculty and staff may purchase SPSS through UWare.
  • UW Affiliates not paid by the UW, visiting scholars, distance learning, and extension students are not eligible to purchase this software.
  • Concurrent licenses are available for lab computers on-campus or connected via VPN. We recommend purchasing a number of licenses equal to the maximum number of computers expected to be used concurrently.
  • Purchase requires a valid UW budget number and authorization from a budget approver.
  • No Procurement cards or direct sales to individuals are available.
  • SPSS is available through an annual subscription, with the license period running from July 1 through June 30.
  • UW-IT cannot prorate or refund the cost of the SPSS license subscription
  • UW-IT will automatically bill for the SPSS license in the next license cycle. Do NOT submit a new purchase request for the existing SPSS license.

 

Order SPSS

License Details

  • Authorized User licenses are assigned to an individual. The client application may be installed on two devices and are only available to that specific user.
  • An individual license can not be assigned to a shared UW NetID.
  • Once purchased, you will be automatically billed for SPSS on an annual basis unless you opt out of the renewal before the opt-out deadline. For more information about the opt-out deadline or to submit an opt-out request form, visit: https://itconnect.uw.edu/wares/uware/uw-software-renewal-opt-out-request/.
  • You will be required to re-activate your SPSS licenses every year after renewal. IBM provides renewal instructions here.

 

 

Additional Information

SPSS FAQs

Where can I get help using this software?

On how many devices can I use my SPSS license?

  • For individual Authorized User SPSS Licenses, you can install on up two machines/
  • For concurrent SPSS Licenses, you may install the software on as many computers as you wish, but can only use the software on as many computers at once as you have licenses for. You will be required to use the Sentinel License Manager to monitor license usage.

Can I use this on computers not owned by the UW?

  • Yes

Can I assign a license to a shared user account?

  • No.

What happens to the software license when an employee or student leaves?

  • The license can be transferred to another user at the department’s request.

How do I activate my new SPSS individual license?

  • During the installation process, you will be prompted for a License Authorization Code. The authorization code is available for download on the same page that you download the installer from.

How do I activate my renewed SPSS individual license?

Quick Facts

Available for

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Platform

PC, Mac

Cost

Authorized User License

  • Free for Students
  • $225 for Faculty/Staff

Concurrent User License

  • $225 per device

Category:

  • Free for Students
  • Statistics

Documentation and Support