Research Software Support

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The University of Virginia’s ITS licenses many statistical, mathematical and scientific software packages for members of the University community  Many of these tools may be accessed via the UVa Hive or downloaded from the UVa Software Gateway. For more details on eligibility, installation and downloading, please click on the link to the product of interest at the right.

The Research Software Support team, formerly ITS Research Computing Support, has joined UVa Library’s Research Data Services. They will help you with obtaining, installing, and using site-licensed research software titles. You may contact Research Software Support by emailing

September 30, 2014: Using Stata on The Hive? We have instructions for you if you need to add additional modules on our Stata page.

September 4th, 2014: Research Software Support is now offering R and R Studio installation support during Open Office Hours in the Library Data Commons @Curry, 302 Ruffner.

August 14th, 2014: UVa Research Software Support & Media Pickup has MOVED to its permanent new home in the Library Data Commons @Curry, 302 Ruffner. Please come to the LDC@C to pick up SAS and other distributed software packages.

During the Fall and Spring semesters, we also host Open Office Hours in the LDC@C.

June 10th, 2014: NVivo now available for Mac!

QSR International has released NVivo 10 for Mac. See our NVivo information page for more information!

April 22, 2014: Retirement of S-Plus/Tibco Spotfire

After several years of low usage, the UVa Site-License Committee has decided not to renew the S-Plus site license, and on or about August 18, 2014, S-Plus will be removed from the classroom build, the Hive and the /common directory.

The open-source package “R” has nearly identical functionality to S-Plus, and most S-Plus users will not have trouble or experience downtime when they make the switch. The Research Data Services group in the Library can provide assistance as needed.

 Additionally, users can obtain free one-year individual licenses from the OnTheHub store: