There are several software packages available to research groups on a subscription basis. For annual subscriptions, the renewal month is listed.


ChemDraw (October) - Go to this site to download the software for Mac or Windows. Enter your Chem, MRL, ECE or Engineering email address and you will be able to download the installer package. You must be a member of one of the following groups with an active paid subscription to receive an activation code for the ChemDraw software, which you will receive via email after we have verified your group membership.

  • Abu-Omar

  • Butler

  • Chen

  • Ford

  • Gainer

  • Hawker

  • Hayton

  • Lipshutz

  • Little

  • Menard

  • Metiu

  • Read de Alaniz

  • Scott

  • Segalman

  • Sepunaru

  • Seshadri

  • Theogarajan

  • Wudl

  • Zakarian


Cambridge Structural Database System (ConQuest) - October

  • Abu-Omar, Mahdi

  • Doherty, Michael

  • Hayton, Trevor

  • Menard, Gabriel

  • Seshadri, Ram

  • Wu, Guang (X-ray)


Gaussian 09

  • Aue

  • deVries

  • Bowers


NI Labview - December

  • deVries

  • Dahlquist

  • Han

  • Mikhailovsky

  • McFarland





Microsoft Licenses - MCCA

If you need a copy of Windows 10, Windows 7 Pro, or Windows 8.1 Pro installed on a machine, our staff can help you install and activate a licensed copy of Windows on your computer. To comply with the MCCA license agreement, your computer must be university owned (purchased with university funds/grants in the ChemBiochem department) and have an OEM license sticker for Win XP, 7, 8, or 10 on the computer's housing. The same applies for Office Professional Plus 2016 and Office for Mac 2016.

Microsoft Licenses - Home Use Program

Being a part of the MCCA program, the Chemistry/Biochemistry department is eligible to participate in Microsoft's Software Assurance Home Use Program (HUP). This program enables you to get a licensed copy of most Microsoft Office desktop PC applications to install and use on your home computer.

Under the Home Use Program, you and our other employees who are users of qualifying applications at work (e.g. Office Enterprise) may acquire a licensed copy of the corresponding Home Use Program software (e.g. Office Enterprise) to install and use on a home computer. You may continue using HUP software while you are under our employment and as long as the corresponding software you use at work has active Software Assurance coverage. Please note that some product and language versions may not be available at the time you place an order. For up-to-date information on the availability of Home Use Program software, please visit

To access the Microsoft Home Use Program Web site:

  1. Go to
  2. Select the country to which you want your order to be shipped to and choose the language for viewing the order Web site.
  3. Enter your corporate (UCSB) e-mail address and e-mail for a code
    Note: This program code is assigned to our organization for our sole use in accessing this site. You may not share this number with anyone outside our organization.
  4. Place your order online, and it will be shipped to the location you have chosen. All requests are electronic download only. No physical media will be shipped, per our MCCA agreement.