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ChemBioDraw

Central Volume Licensing No Longer Available

We did not receive the minimum number of orders for ChemBioDraw Ultra during the 2013-14 renewal period to qualify for volume licensing. CU Software can no longer administer the this title at a discounted price. The ChemBioDraw Ultra license expires on 31 July 2013.

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology has arranged a site license for all Cornell students, staff, and faculty for ChemDraw Standard. For more information on on this license and links to acquire the software, please see the ChemDraw Standard page.

If you require functionality beyond what ChemDraw Standard can provide, you may purchase other products in this family directly from the manufacturer at: http://scistore.cambridgesoft.com

Customers who did submit pre-orders for the now-canceled 2013-14 license term will receive auto-generated cancellation notices by the end of July 2013.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns in this regard.

History

For the past several years, Cornell's site license for ChemBioDraw had been administered by the Department of Chemistry through generous subsidies by that department and the Weill Cornell College of Medicine. This subsidy greatly reduced the license fee charged to registered users. 

Beginning with the 2011-12 license period, these departments were no longer able to subsidize the cost of the license, and the CU Software group assumed responsibility for license administration. The per-user license fee now reflects the true cost of the license.

In order to keep the license fees as low as possible, the ChemBioDraw Ultra suite was offered for the 2012-13 term rather than the full ChemBioOffice suite. Statistics from the vendor and the Chemistry Department indicated that very few users were taking advantage of the additional features of ChemBioOffice.

During the renewal period for the 2013-14 license term, we did not receive enough orders to qualify for a volume discount. Consequently, CU Software can no longer offer this title. 

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is purchasing a license for ChemDraw Standard which will be available for departmental use.