Group Software Licenses
Columbia University affiliates can download desktop versions of several programs. These group licenses are managed by CUIT (the main campus IT group). Available software includes:
- Microsoft Windows
- Microsoft Office
- Symantec Antivirus
- FTP, SSH
- Other tools
The Columbia University libraries provide free site licenses for:
- Schrodinger and Pymol
The Microbiology & Immunology Flow Cytometry facility provides a discounted site license for analysis software. Sign up via iLab for:
The Columbia Center for Translational Immunology provides access to an alternative flow cytometry analysis program:
- FCS Express
CUIT provides a secure, remotely accessible, virtual desktop to store and collaboratively analyze PII and PHI data. This service has been certified by CUIMC IT Security for use with PHI data, and is available for a yearly fee.
Columbia also has a license to use Globus to manage, transfer, and share large research datasets.
A group license to use Zoom for video conferencing has been provided by CUIT. Both personal and shared-use accounts are available. Basic accounts can be used free of charge, while Pro accounts offering additional features can be obtained for a small yearly fee.
Useful Web Services
Although Columbia does not provide group licenses for the applications listed below, they have been recommended by faculty members for researchers:
- Meta: Provides personalized feeds of new papers related to individual research interests. Free; provided by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.