SAS is a statistical software package licensed from the SAS Institute. More information about the software can be found at http://www.sas.com .
The term of this license is annual. The license expires and must be renewed each year.
When the license is renewed each year, the vendor sends Tufts a new set of license codes (called 'setinits') which are required to keep the software from expiring. The license codes are forwarded to campus software coordinators, who in turn provide them to those individuals who have purchased licenses.
Tufts' volume license agreement is for the Windows platform.
As part of the license agreement, license holders are entitled to receive software fixes. Contact the vendor if you encounter a bug in the software.
Versions, Upgrades and New Releases
License holders are entitled to run any supported release of the licensed product. Software coordinators maintain lists of those who have acquired licenses. Contact your campus software coordinator to obtain media for new or different releases.
Type of Purchase
300 licenses are purchased annually under a volume educational agreement. Some of the 300 licenses may still be available for sale. Contact your software coordinator about availability and pricing.
- Software licenses may be purchased by faculty or staff.
- Faculty, staff or students may use the software on computers owned or controlled by Tufts University.
- By amendment to the SAS agreement, a faculty or staff member having a SAS license may acquire an additional license for use on a home computer.
- By amendment to the SAS agreement, registered students may install the software on their own personal computers. One (1) student license is available for each faculty/staff license purchased.
Obtaining a License and Media
Faculty and staff can obtain a license and media by contacting the campus software coordinator for their campus. Students should contact their instructors about obtaining a SAS license.
The availability of local support is determined by each support organization. Contact your FSP for more detailed information.
Technical manuals are not included and must be purchased separately.