Software

OCIO offers a variety of public domain, bulk purchase, and site-licensed software to the Ohio State community. Distribution of site licensed software varies according to the application; see Distribution Methods below for details.

Site Licensed Software

 Available Software by Platform

Access to download software from the OCIO site is restricted to current Ohio State University faculty, staff, and students. The right to distribution of site licensed software is limited to the Office of the CIO. Individuals are strictly prohibited from loaning such software or making a copy for anyone else.

 Distribution Methods

There is a complete summary of all software available from OCIO at the Available Software by Platform list above. Software is distributed via several channels, but all software on our local servers can be requested through our self-service pages. Software distribution methods include:

​Registered Site License Software coordinators can request certain additional software products for departmental distribution. An SLS Coordinator is authorized through their department chair or unit director to partner with OCIO to distribute site licensed software to end users within their department or unit. They must be a regular faculty or staff employee. You may request to become a coordinator through our self-service pages (select "more options" under the software services order forms).

Software Announcments