While the library is closed during the COVID-19 emergency, the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory is able to offer remote-access to some of its software. Read on for more information!

By Chava Nerenberg, Graduate Programming Assistant
Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 - 8:15am

During Winter quarter, the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory (IRC) will continue to provide students, faculty and staff with Windows virtual machines through Microsoft Azure Labs pre-loaded with the software listed below. Please visit their temporary homepage for full information and a link to a form to request access to one or both of the labs. Please note: this resource is limited and is not meant to provide software access to an entire course. If you are faculty or a TA who needs access for an entire course please contact the Collaboratory by emailing

GeoSpatial Lab

  1. Esri ArcGIS Desktop 10.8 and ArcGIS Pro 2.5

  2. QGIS/LAStools plugin

  3. Adobe/Terrago toolbar

  4. MS Office Word, Powerpoint, and Excel

DataStats Lab

  1. Eviews

  2. Mathematica

  3. OpenRefine

  4. STATA

  5. SPSS

  6. R/Rstudio

  7. Anaconda Python 3.6

  8. Git for Windows

  9. MS Office Word, Powerpoint, and Excel

  10. Sublime text editor

Additional software is available on request (limited licenses, may have wait-list):

  1. NVIVO (qualitative data analysis)

  2. MaxQDA (qualitative data analysis)

  3. SAS (data analysis)

  4. Eikon/DataStream (market research)

  5. BrandWatch (social media research)

As a reminder, all students, faculty, and staff may also install the following software on their own computers: Esri ArcGIS software, SPSS, Mathematica, Matlab, and Microsoft Office Suite.

If your software needs are not covered by one of the above options please fill out the software request form.

The Collaboratory is continuing all of its services that don't require a trip to the Library, including access to datasets, workshops and consultations.