Applications Under Evaluation

See information and updates for applications requested by the community, which are not currently in our application portfolio.

Current Applications Portfolio

Requested Medical Education Applications

Camtasia

About: Camtasia is a software suite for creating and recording video tutorials and presentations via screencast, or via a direct recording plug-in to Microsoft PowerPoint.

Status: ITS is currently evaluating an enterprise license, and HITS will coordinate with them to determine how to extend this license to the medical school should it be purchased. The estimated timeline is Fall 2022.

 

Requested Research Applications

BioRender

About: BioRender is a web application that can be used to create scientific figures, diagrams, and illustrations from a scientifically accurate image library.

Status: ITS is currently seeking funding for an enterprise license and if funding is approved, HITS will coordinate with them to determine how to extend this license to the medical school. We do not have an estimated timeline at this point. Given the uncertainty, departments and/or research labs should plan for this expense if they need to use BioRender.

Imaris

About: Imaris is Bitplane's core product which provides functionality for the visualization, segmentation and interpretation of 3D and 4D microscopy datasets.

Status: We are aware of the need for this application, however we have only received a small number of requests for it. We will continue to monitor/track the interest in this application, but will not be pursuing an enterprise license at this time.

PaperPile

About: Paperpile is a web-based commercial reference management software, with special emphasis on integration with Google Docs and Google Scholar

Status: A thorough analysis determined the individual cost for this application is more economical for Michigan Medicine than obtaining an enterprise license. At the time of analysis, individual costs were $2.99 per month, and usage data indicates about 240 people are paying for licenses. The costs for the enterprise license are not advantageous based on the usage data. 

Sequencher

About: Sequencher is software for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA) sequence analysis and assembly.

Status: We are aware of the need for this application, however we have only received a small number of requests for it. We will continue to monitor/track the interest in this application, but will not be pursuing an enterprise license at this time.

SnapGene

About: SnapGene is molecular biology software that allows users to plan, visualize, and document molecular biology procedures.

Status: We are aware of the need for this application, however we have only received a small number of requests for it. We will continue to monitor/track the interest in this application, but will not be pursuing an enterprise license at this time.

SmartCite

About: SmartCite is a Word-compatible citation tool. 

Status: We are aware of the need for this application and a HITS demand is in development as of March 2022.