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SPSS is a statistical software package that includes: Amos, AnswerTree and DataEntry Builder software. SPSS is available for Windows, mac and Linux computer platforms.

On this page you will find information about ordering and licensing SPSS software through Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) including:

System requirements for SPSS software

Please visit the SPSS website for system requirements.

SPSS software usage and licence terms

  • Staff and students can use SPSS software on University-owned computers.
  • Staff and students can use SPSS on their personally-owned computers for University work only. They can only do so while they are University of Otago employees or students. A separate SPSS licence must be requested to be installed onto a personally-owned computer.
  • Under no circumstances can staff and students use SPSS software commercially.
  • An annual licence for SPSS software is available through ITSS. The licence period is from 1 January to 31 December.
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Ordering SPSS software through ITSS

University Departments/Staff

Please complete the online Software Order Form to order SPSS from ITSS.

Staff who wish to use SPSS on their home computer also need to complete a Work at Home Application form (.pdf, 54KB) and email it to


To request SPSS on your own device, please complete the online Student Software Request form. You will need to sign in using your student email.

For University-owned devices, please contact a staff member from your department to complete the online Software Order Form on your behalf.

How to use SPSS software

IT Training run SPSS training courses:

LinkedIn Learning (available free to staff) has several online training modules for SPSS.

Do you have a question?

Please visit the AskOtago Service Portal regarding ordering and licensing SPSS software.

Last updated: 9 December 2022

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