Software and site licenses

Research Computing manages the following software and site licenses for the DFCI research community:

MS Office

All employees of Dana-Farber are licensed to use Microsoft Office including Macs and non-standard (non-Partners) PCs.

If you have a Partners PC, please contact the Help Desk 632-3399.

To download MS Office for a non-standard (non-Partners) PC or Mac:

  1. Use a web browser to go to http://portal.office.com and enter your DFCI email address
    • On the next page, enter your Partners User Name (usually your initials plus a number)
    • Next enter your email password to be taken to the Partners page for downloading the software.
    • Note you may install on up to 5 devices.(iPhone, Laptop, etc). If you're using a shared PC or Mac, please contact us for help.
  2. If you find you cannot access the above page, contact Partners Service Desk to activate an Office 365 account for a non-standard PC by:
    • Calling the Partners IS Service Desk: 617-632-3399 or
    • Submitting a ticket online: http://www.partners.org/servicenow. Include the following note in the ticket request: “DFCI Research – Provision Office 365 account for non-standard devices.”

    GraphPad  -- New license as of August, 2017.   Expires Feb, 2018.

    GraphPad Prism, available for both PCs and Mac computers, is a powerful statistical tool that is easy to learn. It combines scientific graphing, comprehensive curve fitting (nonlinear regression), understandable statistics, and data organization.

    Due to GraphPad’s popularity, DFCI supports a site license so the software is free to all DFCI users. To gain access to GraphPad, please follow these instructions (requires DFCI login).

    Please note that this GraphPad Prism license is limited to individuals with DFCI email addresses (<username>@dfci.harvard.edu or <username>@mail.dfci.harvard.edu).

    Vector NTI

    Vector NTI software is a completely integrated suite of sequence analysis and design tools that help researchers manage, view, analyze, transform, share, and publicize diverse types of molecular biology data, all within one graphically rich analysis environment.

    DFCI hosts a set of Vector NTI site licenses for use by the DFCI community. To access the software, please follow these instructions (requires DFCI login).

    DNA Star

    The DNA Star Lasergene package is the most robust software offering from DNA Star and includes genomics, structural biology, molecular biology, and cloning suites applications.

    To access the DNA Star Lasergene software, please follow these instructions (requires DFCI login).

    Sequencher

    Sequencher empowers the benchtop scientist by bringing the latest peer-reviewed NGS algorithms out of the command line and into an intuitive point and click interface.  Whether performing reference-guided alignments, de novo assembly, variant calling, or SNP analyses, Sequencher has the tools you need to get results.  

    DFCI hosts a set of Sequencher site licenses for use by the DFCI community. To access the software, please follow these instructions (requires DFCI login).

    Matlab

    Matlab is a powerful statistical and modeling tool that enables a researcher to design and test hypotheses.

    To get a Matlab license, contact the Partners IS Service Desk by:

    • Calling the Partners IS Service Desk: 617-632-3399 or
    • Submitting a Partners IS Service Desk ticket online: http://www.partners.org/servicenow. Include the following note in the ticket request: “DFCI Research – Matlab license request.”

    EndNote

    EndNote is the industry-standard software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations, and references.

    To install EndNote on a PC or Mac, please follow these instructions (requires DFCI login).