Research Applications

Review and request licensed research applications.

Applications and software to support your research

Michigan Medicine maintains several licenses to support the expansive body of research at U-M, listed below. Applications are available to faculty and staff with certain titles also available to students. Each can be quickly procured or supported by submitting a HITS request via the links below.

If you don't see a software title or application that you use frequently or will need in the future, let us know by completing this survey. We need your feedback to update and improve our software offerings

Most requested research applications

DNAStar Lasergene
Structural and sequence analysis software for bioinformatics and life science research projects. Learn more.

Electronic Research Notebook (ERN)
A secure, versatile tool to record research data. ERNs are used by all types of research projects across U-M. Get help setting up an ERN

Flowjo
A flow cytometry analysis software, able to analyze whole experiments with many related samples. It can be used for basic science and clinical research, or clinical trials. Learn more

FreezerWorks 
Software for sample tracking, management, and freezer inventory for laboratories and biorepositories.

GraphPad Prism
A scientific 2D graphing and statistics software. It provides a combination of basic biostatistics, curve fitting and scientific graphing to easily graph and present your work. Learn more.

GraphPad Prism 2020 License Code Request
Request the 2020 application license code. 

Other available research applications

Click the software title below to request it. NOTE: To request many of the applications listed, you’ll be redirected to the Research Application Consult request page. Submit your contact info and the software you’re requesting, and our team will get back to you quickly with the next steps. 

Endnote
An application to create, format, and update bibliographies and figure lists instantly. Learn more

Genomatix
Software providing analysis and visualization of genome data, created with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology.  

InfoReady
An online platform that streamlines the process of finding, and applying for, funding opportunities at the Medical School. Learn more from the Office of Research.

LabVIEW
Development software for engineers to build custom test, design, and control systems in a graphical programming environment. 

Macrium Reflect 
An image-based backup and cloning software, to guard against system or data loss.  

MacVector
A sequence analysis application for Mac computers to help analyze and design research and document laboratory experiments. Learn more.  

MATLAB
A high-level programming language and interactive environment that enables the performance of computationally intensive tasks. Learn more and get training.

Mathematica (including webMathematica)   
A computing system spanning most areas of technical computing, including neural networks, machine learning, image processing, geometry, data science, visualizations, and others.

MetaCore 
An integrated software suite and database for functional analysis of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), gene expression, copy number variation (CNV), metabolic, proteomics, microRNA, and screening data. 

Michigan Research Experts (MRE) 
A searchable database of U-M research expertise to foster collaboration on campus and beyond. 

PyMOL  
Open-source software for molecular visualization. 

RShiny 
An open-source R package providing a powerful web framework for building web applications using R. 

SigmaPlot 
Graphing software to quickly create exact graphs and data visualizations. Learn more from Systat.

Need something else?

Let us know what you need! Complete this survey to request a software title or application that you use frequently or will need for a future project, that is not currently supported. We appreciate your feedback to improve our offerings. 

Also, check out the ITS Software Store for pricing on additional titles. NOTE: For common applications, like Adobe or AutoCAD, please check the software index FIRST to avoid paying for a license that U-M provides at no cost.