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About Origin

About the software

Origin is a scientific data analysis and graphing software.

Origin is licensed for use by staff and students in the following departments:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics
  • Environment
  • Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

See the Obtaining the software tab for details.

Obtaining the software

Staff and students

Download and installation (University of York Faculty of Science staff and students only)

  • When you visit the Origin download site for the first time, you will need to create an account with your University of York email
  • Once you've downloaded the installer, run it. Enter your name, University of York as the Company Name and the Origin serial number
  • Once the installation completes, you will need to launch Origin as Administrator (this is ticked as the option during the installation process) to complete the activation
  • When you install Origin you will presented with a license activation window requesting a product key upon starting the application. Contact itsupport@york.ac.uk to request the product key then click "Activate" to license the application.
  • If you have any queries, please email itsupport@york.ac.uk

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