Software has become a vital component of many high technology products and services, and this is reflected in the increasing range and complexity of specialized software technologies arising from research projects at the University of Oxford. For example, Oxford researchers have recently created software to improve medical imaging products, to aid the diagnosis of medical conditions and to provide energy management services over the Internet.
Licensing software from the University of Oxford
Research software is generally made freely available for use by other academic and research organisations. The University research teams host web sites showing their research programmes and also provide technical information about the use of software created by the team. These web sites provide software download capabilities where appropriate.
Isis Innovation provides commercial licences to organisations wishing to develop or use Oxford software for purposes other than academic research. The form of software licences varies according to need. For example, source code licences are available for developers to build and sell products based on software prototypes and object code licences are available for end-users of software that is developed by the University.
Oxford software undergoes continuous improvement during the course of a research programme and this means that we can offer new versions as they are released for commercial use by the researchers. New versions will be published on this website from time to time.
Licences to use the software can be obtained by contacting Isis Innovation at:
If you wish to request a licence or further information about any of the software shown, please fill out the licensing request form appropriate to the software of interest. This will enable us to respond promptly to your request.
If you would like to enquire about commercial use of any other software from the University of Oxford, please contact us using the email address or phone number above.