We stimulate research and education by allowing Universities to use OpendTect Pro and the commercial plugins completely free-of-charge for education and R&D purposes. Licenses have been issued to more than 500 universities worldwide to teach the next generation.
To obtain an Academic License
Only an accredited faculty member can sign the Academic License Agreement and e-mail it to
After receiving the Academic License Agreement, countersigned by dGB, send an e-mail to
- The Hostname & Host ID (physical MAC address) of the computer that will be used as the license server, along with the maximum number of simultaneous users
We do not provide node-locked licences to University members.
An Academic license can be used for academic purposes but not for commercial exploitation. In return dGB and the software should be acknowledged where appropriate and relevant research results should be shared when possible.
If you do not qualify for an Academic License, you may qualify for our special discount for Independent Consultants, Small businesses and non-profit R&D Institutes, find more information here.
"OpendTect was one of the keys of success of our IBA teams who could secure second place in the regional competition for this year 2020 and the first place for the past three years."
--Mohammed Farfour, PhD Earth Science Department, Sultan Qaboos University