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Applications for research and teaching

On this page you will find a list of all research and teaching applications that are available for use outside the University network. The list will be updated regularly.

We use many different applications for our teaching and research. Now we are all working and studying from home, and are therefore not connected to the University network, it is important that we are also able to use these applications outside this network. 

The ISSC is working hard to make applications available. On this page you will find a list of the applications that can already be used, together with a brief description, instructions if available and a link to support or contact details. As new information becomes available, this will be added to this page. If you have any questions, please contact your IT contact person. 


Adobe Creative Cloud

Available on request for use at home.
Contact and support via your IT contact person.

Agisoft Photoscan 

Consult the IT contact person at the Faculty of Archaeology, Wouter Kool, for the possibilities to use at home.


Available on request for use at home.  Contact and support via the  IT contact person at the Faculty of Archaeology: Wouter Kool.


Atlas.ti licences are available for home use for students and staff. These licenses are valid for one year. For a licence code, please contact your IT contact person

E-Prime 2.0 / 3.0 

Available on request for use at home. Contact and support via the IT contact person at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Studies: Raymond van Erkel


Available on request for use at home IT contact persons at the Faculty of Humanities:
Betty de Jonge , Marjana Rhebergen or Rob Goedemans 


MathWorks has provided Leiden University with a temporary campus licence to use MatLab online or at home. The licence includes MatLab, Simulink and all the toolboxes. The licence is free to all students and staff at the University, for both teaching and research. The licence works with Windows 10, Linux and Mac. You can download and install the software on your own laptop/desktop or use MatLab online. Different versions of the software are available. Find out which version you currently use to avoid any compatibility problems. The version that is now available within NUWD is R2018b; the latest version is R2020a.  The licence is valid until 30 June (for the time being). The program also gives you access to a range of tutorials for remote teaching.  Instructions on downloading and installing MatLab Support via the ISSC Helpdesk.


With PresentersWall, students can use their own phone, laptop or tablet to answer question or respond to statements during lectures or seminars. Go to PresentersWall and log in with your ULCN account. 
Support: read the manual; contact your IT contact person for other questions and availability per faculty.

Skype for Business  

With Skype for Business, you can hold remote meetings with not only your colleagues but also guests who don’t have a University account. However, you are advised to use Teams wherever possible. The licence for Skype for Business expires within a year.  Instructions and more information on Skype for Business Support via the ISSC Helpdesk.


You can order SPSS through SURFspot for €10. If you are a lecturer, you can submit an expense claim for this. The application then becomes the property of the University. Contact and support via the IT contact person.

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