A Quick Guide to Research Software

Research Data Services partners with ITS to provide site licensed research software to the UVa community. Most of the titles are free to users (please see the software title that you wish to obtain), and most are downloadable from the ITS Software Gateway.

Need to relicense your software and think you can’t re-download the title?

We upload the new license codes and license files when we get them. When you select the title from Your Account/Orders the updated codes or download file will be on your receipt.

Instructions for New Software Installations

When you go to the Software Gateway you’ll be presented with all of the titles available through ITS. The most popular titles appear at the top of the list, and then the others are sorted by category. We want to obtain SPSS 22 32 bit for Windows in this example. Select the title.

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swgw1There are several different versions of SPSS. Select the version you want to obtain.

swgw2This will open a window with more detailed information about your selection.

swgw3You select the Get from UVa Software.  This will open a new window where you will authenticate through NetBadge.

swgw4Select Add to Cart.

swgw5Select Check Out.

swgw6Accept the End User License Agreement (EULA)

swgw7Continue through to the Message screen.



Select Proceed with Order.


The Receipt window will contain a light blue Start Download button, and also the licensing information that you need to save in order to license the software. After you select Start Download you get to the actual page from which you download program files and license codes.


If you don’t write down the codes , you can always access your receipt through the home page of UVa Software. In the upper right hand corner of the screen is a Your Account/Orders tab.