The licences are categorised as PROFESSIONAL and EDUCATIONAL. The EDUCATIONAL licence applies to recognised educational institutions. It does not allow the use of SIDRA SOLUTIONS software in any way for commercial gain or profit. This restriction applies to any research under contract for commercial gain, including such research undertaken by educational institutions.
There is no restriction in terms of software capabilities for EDUCATIONAL, however the NETWORK level for EDUCATIONAL licences is restricted to 6 sites as opposed to 20 sites. A separate new PROFESSIONAL Licence must be purchased for use of the software for any professional (non-educational) purposes. Upgrade from EDUCATIONAL licence to PROFESSIONAL Licence is not available.