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ChemDraw replacing ChemBioDraw on campus, June 2013

28 May 2013

Please be aware that the campus ChemBioDraw software licence will revert to the basic software product ChemDraw, 31 May 2013.   ChemDraw does not have the BioDraw add-ins.  Those most affected will be Pharmacy and Chemistry students and staff.

The software is purchased jointly by Chemistry and Pharmacy on behalf of the University. The departments reviewed usage and concluded that their needs were well met by ChemDraw and at a significantly reduced cost.

We will update the software available via public access computers (PACs), active directory computers and UniDesk centrally, with BUCS staff rolling out the change in software throughout June.   

If you are using ChemBioDraw on a machine that does not get software updated automatically by BUCS and you are receiving a warning message that the software licence is running out, please raise a support ticket.

Software usage patterns vary significantly over time, and BUCS can assist with negotiations to maximise value for licences. A number of software suppliers offer campus or volume agreements at competitive prices for academic use. Please find out about software already available centrally.

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