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License Restrictions:

The SPSS licenses are available to OSU faculty and staff and are available as either an administrative use license or a teaching and non-commercial academic research on osu-owned computers.

Students may access the software via the Student Computing Facility and also through the Virtual Computer Lab. 

***SPSS may not be installed on any student-owned computers.

Our site license includes the following SPSS products:

  • SPSS Statistics Base
  • SPSS Missing Values
  • SPSS Regression
  • SPSS Advanced Statistics

Please be aware: SPSS only supports the most current version and the next version back. At renewal time this year (4/1/14), only versions 22 and 21 will be available.

If you have output files from version 15 (ending in .spo), you will need to download and install the Free Legacy Viewer from SPSS in order to open the files in version 17 and later (note that you will only be able to view and edit these files, not add new data to them – it is recommended to regenerate the data files in the new version to be able to add data). Click on the Downloads tab on this web page, then click on the Smartreader download link in the list of downloads. This step will need to be done after you have installed the base software.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you leave the university, you must remove all site-licensed software from your personal computers.  Any valid licenses on your work computers may be transferred to another employee.


Questions?  Email Angela O'Neal, the Software License Coordinator, or call 541-737-3848.