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Physics: Software for Research

Outsourced Software Opportunities for METU Personnel and Students

Abaqus You can download Student Edition at
Ansys You can download Student Edition at
Autodesk/Autocad You can download Student Edition at
Matlab You can reach to educational materials by setting a password on your own, with your own e-mail address and license number 138867 at
Office 365 The Office 365 Training Service offered by Microsoft is free to students enrolled in an academic institution. Students are required to have an e-mail address with an .edu extension (eg xxx @ in order to be able to use the service free of charge during their student life. More information about Office 365 is available at
Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (previously known as Microsoft Imagine Standard and Premium) is a subscription-based offering for accredited schools and departments providing access to tools commonly used in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. It provides professional developer and designer tools, software, and services from Microsoft to faculties and students. It includes latest technologies and cloud services to inspire and excite students. And, it provides educators a diverse set of resources to ensure their classrooms challenge, engage, and motivate students in new ways.

By this program educators and students get access to Microsoft products and technologies.

Software offered by Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription is only for instructional and research purposes.

To be able to access Azure Dev Tools For Teaching follow the steps below:

1- If you don't have any Microsoft Account (,, ..etc), first register for an Microsoft account.

2- Login with Microsoft account to below web site:

3- After logged in, it is required that your account should have been verified as an education account. In order to do that click on warning message that appears on the page.

4- When asked, enter your METU email address to verify your account.

5- Follow the instructions of the web site.

MSC Access for Student Versions of MSC Software is avaliable at
Visual Studio You can download software at

Finding and Working with Data



Data Management Planning (DMP Tool)   The DMPTool is a free, open-source, online application that helps researchers create data management plans. These plans, or DMPs, are now required by many funding agencies as part of the grant proposal submission process. The DMPTool provides a click-through wizard for creating a DMP that complies with funder requirements. It also has direct links to funder websites, help text for answering questions, and resources for best practices surrounding data management.

re3data- the Registry of Research Data Repositories can help you find a place for your data, and find data sets. is a global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It presents repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions. promotes a culture of sharing, increased access and better visibility of research data.


Open Data Stack Exchange- Question and answer site for developers and researchers interested in open data

Figshare- Open repository for data outputs that is fully searchable and citable