Types of License

ONETEP is available for licensing to individuals via Collaborator Agreements with the developers (specific to projects), or to groups via an Academic License. All members of the CCP9 Collaboration are entitled to a collaborator agreement at no cost. Academic research groups elsewhere should enquire with the ODG if they would like to try ONETEP and consider an Academic License for longer-term use.

Academic Licence

The following is a guide to obtaining an Academic User Licence to ONETEP from Cambridge Enterprise Ltd. This licence is only available to researchers with a full-time position or independently funded research fellowship at a university. For the licence fee of 500 pounds sterling (plus VAT where appropriate) a licence is provided allowing the user and the user's research group to use ONETEP for research purposes only. The licence imposes restrictions on who may use the software, the purpose of use, and will terminate when a user leaves their institution. Therefore, is important that the licence agreement is fully read and understood before completion.

A licence for the use of ONETEP that does not fulfil the above requirements may be purchased from BIOVIA


  • Blank copies of the user licence agreement are available here. Two copies of this licence must be printed out, completed in full and signed by the user. One copy of the Contact Details sheet should also be completed.
  • The contact details sheet and both copies of the licence should then be sent to Cambridge Enterprise Ltd at "ONETEP Academic Licensing, Cambridge Enterprise Ltd, University of Cambridge, 3 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0GT, UK".
  • Cambridge Enterprise Ltd should then be contacted to arrange payment of the licence fee. This can be via phone on +44 (0)1223 760339 or via e-mail, with the subject line as "ONETEP Academic Licence Request". Payment can be made by cheque, credit card or through a direct bank transfer. Cheques should be made payable to "Cambridge Enterprise Ltd" and can be included with the paper copies of the licence.
  • Upon confirmation of payment, a completed version of the licence will be returned to the user for their records. The ONETEP Developers' Group will then provide the user with the latest stable distribution of ONETEP in an appropriate form.

For any questions about this procedure, please contact Cambridge Enterprise Ltd using the details quoted above.

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