Install SPSS on a University-owned Workstation

Western faculty may install IBM SPSS Statistics and SPSS Amos on university-owned workstations and laptops for teaching and non-commercial academic research.

IBM SPSS Statistics is also available for administrative use. Please contact ATUS Software Services for options and pricing.

Determine Which Type of Installation is Needed

Network installation is recommended for university-owned computers that are always connected to the network. The primary advantage is that the annual license reauthorization is done on the network server and is not needed on the workstation.


Non-network installation is necessary for laptops or workstations that are not always connected to the network. A new license code will be needed each year after July 1.

Determine if a fee is required

The cost of Western's annual IBM Academic Campus Value Program is divided among SPSS users. The license fee has been paid for the academic users listed below. Others should submit a Software Request Form for budget transfer of $100 per license. This is an annual fee for the period July 1 to June 30. Upgrades to new versions are available for no charge to licensed users during the license period.

The contribution for the 2014-2015 academic year has been made for faculty, staff and student work stations for the locations:

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Sciences and Technology
  • Woodring College of Education
  • College of the Environment
  • Shannon Point Marine Center

Request Installation Instructions

If a fee was required and a Software Request Form was submitted for the previous step, installation instructions will be sent automatically.

If no fee is required, email ATUS Software Services or your departmental technical support staff for installation instructions and the required server address or license code. Please include the following information:

  • whether the installation will be network or non-network
  • If SPSS Amos is also requested
  • whether the workstation is Windows or Macintosh