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 submitting a new idea or upvoting an existing idea in our HITS Ideas Portal. We use 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

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

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.

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 Academic Applications 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. 

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

An easy-to-use, collaborative qualitative analysis software that allows researchers to import, organize, explore, connect and collaborate on their data to reveal more significant insights from their qualitative data faster.

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


A Word-compatible citation tool and add-on for Word on the Web only. SmartCite does not currently work on the desktop Word client. SmartCite is fast, easy-to-use, supports over 9000+ styles, and most importantly, makes it easy to collaborate on documents with colleagues. Learn more from Papers.


Need something else?

Check out the ITS Software Store for pricing on additional titles. NOTE: For common applications, like Adobe or AutoCAD, please check our Michigan Medicine Help Center to avoid paying for a license that U-M provides at no cost.