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Research from home

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.

 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 your faculty:

FdA: Jasper Kanbier
FWN: Maarten van ‘t Zelfde 
FSW: SOLO@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
FGGA: Ellen Touwen
FGW: Only limited use of ArcGIS, but you can ask help to switch to QGIS. Contact: Rob Goedemans
FdR: Thomas van Beek


Atlas.ti licences are available for home use for students and staff. Please contact the Helpdesk for a license code. Support only for university workplaces via 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 program also gives you access to a range of tutorials for remote teaching.  Instructions on downloading and installing MatLab 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.


In 2022, the university started rolling out Wooclap: a tool for polls, quizzes, word clouds and creative interactive presentations. With Wooclap, students can use their own phone, laptop or tablet to answer questions or respond to statements during lectures or seminars. You can find all the latest information about Wooclap, including how to create an account and how to use it, on the Remote Teaching Support website. If you have any questions, you can also contact your faculty ICT support desk. Please note: the university license for the online voting tool Presenterswall expired on 1 January 2023.

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