Site license agreement

Minitab is a popular statistical analysis package for scientific applications, in particular for design and analysis of experiments, time series, charts and plots.

Software Services administer an annually renewed site license for the university. Perpetual licenses with downloads from the Minitab site can also be ordered via Software Services.

The site license renews on 1st July. All annual codes expire on 1st July.

Annual or Perpetual license?

Annual licenses
Need to be renewed each year and the installed software license file needs to be updated. Upgrades and support are included in the annual fee.
Perpetual licenses
Does not need to be renewed each year. The software will continue to function as long as the operating system remains compatible. It does not include upgrades.

Minitab for Schools and other units

Units can purchase annually renewed or perpetual licenses for Minitab via EIT.

Single or unit-wide annual licenses are available. Check the price for unit-wide annual licenses with Software services before ordering.

Single annual licenses cost of £45 per license per annum. Single perpetual licenses cost £204.

Home use licenses are available for staff and students.

Participating School and unit licenses

School/unit wide licenses permit the distribution of Minitab within their unit. It also permits home use for the unit's staff and students using the annual minitab licenses.

The following schools and college have unit wide licenses:

  • MVM College
  • Biological Science School
  • Engineering School (SEE)
  • Geosciences School

Installing site license Minitab

After getting your license there are different instructions for getting it installed on either your managed desktop or other non-managed computer.

Minitab on the Managed Desktop computers
Contact IS help services or your local IT support to arrange for your University-managed desktop computer to be added to the Minitab group. Remember to check with your school that there is a license for you before putting in the request, otherwise it might delay the process.
Minitab on Non-Managed Computers
The Minitab site license disk for incorporates the current license file. Double click on the setup.exe icon and follow the instructions to install Minitab on your computer. Contact IS help services or your local IT support if you get stuck.

Minitab currently receives full support at the University.

The Statistical Computing pages contain further details and links on using Minitab and its various features. Any installation or support issues should be directed to IS help services in the first instance.

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