Econ Stata/SE licenses

Question

How does an Econ student renew their Stata/SE license? (see additional notes below)

Environment

LSA's Department of Economics, specifically licensing for Stata/SE for personal machines for students in PhD program.

Econ had purchasing stand-alone Stata licenses for their PhD students, so they can install on their personal machines.  This will be a self-serve process, and EHTS will provide support if students run into an installation problem.

Answer

  1. Go to the ITAM SharePoint page to request the license and provide the required information. Note that only Econ PhD students have access to this site (as opposed to Masters or undergrads).
  2. Once the license is granted you will receive an email with all the pertinent information.
  3. Any questions or problems should be sent to 4help@umich.edu with a note to assign to "ITAM."

Additional notes

Before April 1, 2019

ITAM Stata/SE licenses expire yearly on May 4th — not just Econ's licenses, but all of the licenses purchased through ITAM.  This KB only applies to the Econ department.  Users will start getting notifications of license expiration  a few weeks before the May 4th date. 

You will receive instructions before the May 4th date on how to renew the license.

You can always go back to the SharePoint page if for some reason you misplaced your license information - once thelicense has been granted, it will appear at that page for future reference.

Note that SharePoint login needs to be in the form "umroot\uniqname" — this is part of the instructions that are sent, and below are the standard troubleshooting steps for someone who cannot login to a SharePoint page:

After April 1, 2019

StataCorp has changed the terms of their license agreement and no longer restrict our network concurrent license to machines physically located on the Ann Arbor campus!

Computers that might travel off campus can now install the network concurrent license. Stata/SE is managed by KeyServer and the application is keyed so installation of the KeyClient will be necessary for operation of the application.

The keyed Stata installers are freely accessible from SWDist and the licensing details can be found on the UmichITAM SharePoint site.

With this change in terms, there is no longer a need for UmichITAM to fund single-user licenses for university-owned machines. Therefore, UmichITAM no longer has Stata/SE licensing available for personally-owned machines. UmichITAM only extends licensing to students and personally-owned machines when there is no additional cost to what's being purchased.

For the April 2020 License: All current license holders will receive an email with directions on renewing the license.

Details

Article ID: 1675
Created
Wed 5/27/20 9:58 AM
Modified
Tue 6/23/20 11:30 AM