YASARA License Fees
YASARA license combines the best of 'open' and 'closed source' worlds:
charging for YASARA allows us to provide you with the fast and
effective support required in a production environment and to ensure
further developments. Making YASARA 'open source' and charging for
support only is not an option, because this creates an evolutionary
pressure towards a program that requires a lot of support - which is
against your interests. However, all YASARA add-ons (plugins, macros, movies) are licensed under
the GNU GPL, so that you can freely
share your work with others.
A YASARA license generally covers all operating systems: Linux, MacOS, Windows and Android(Intel),
so you do not have to purchase YASARA multiple times. Only for MacOS, a 20% extra charge may apply.
licenses: if you want to install YASARA on your PC, on your
notebook, and on your cluster/cloud, that is fine as long as you are the only one to use it. If
YASARA is used on more than one PC and by more
person, you need to purchase a multiuser license. There are three
- Group leader license: this license costs twice the
amount of a single license and allows to install YASARA on an unlimited
number of computers belonging to one research group at a single location
(use while traveling or at home is of course possible). Installation on a cluster/cloud is also fine (if only your group has access). Two email
addresses can be registered for downloads and support: one for the group leader and
one for the other group members. To help with SARS-CoV-2-induced remote learning, group leader licenses that have an active update- and support subscription now also include a student license for free so that all students can work at home.
- Multiple licenses: buying multiple licenses for N users
allows you to register N different email addresses for downloads and support. Use this
license if several independent scientists in one university or company
want to work with YASARA. Only the first master license comes with USB stick
and booklet, the others are for download only, unless you purchase an
extra USB stick+booklet for 20 € / 22 $. After the initial purchase, each license
is treated independently.
- Multiple group leader licenses: if multiple research groups
in one university or company want to use YASARA (possibly at different locations), this is the license of
choice. With N group leader licenses, you can register 2*N email
addresses for downloads and support. Only the first master license comes
with USB stick and booklet, the others are
for download only, unless you purchase an extra USB stick+booklet for 20
After the initial purchase, each group leader license is treated
- Unlimited licenses: for all research groups at a university or pharmaceutical company,
possibly at different geographic locations, with discounted update and support extensions. Please contact us for details.
Academic and commercial licenses:
the price of the academic license is heavily subsidized to promote free
and open research at academic institutions. If you want to carry
out research with commercial interests, you need a commercial
license. This includes academic institutions engaged in patent
applications and extensive collaborations with pharmaceutical companies.
licenses: if you want to install YASARA as part of a web server
so that it can be used freely by everyone, please contact
us for license details.
Update and support renewal: When you purchase a YASARA license, you can choose how many years of updates and support you want to include.
If you decide not to extend after this initial period, you lose access to updates and support.
Academic and perpetual commercial YASARA licenses will continue to work as usual after
the support ended (if you downloaded an update after your payment arrived),
normal commercial licenses will slow down and show a permanent splash
screen. However, you will still be able to use all the functions (e.g.
to access data stored in a YASARA specific format and convert it).
Please contact us for more details on perpetual commercial licenses.
If you do not renew, but want to have YASARA support
and updates again some time later, you need to buy a new license
(but you get at least a 25% discount if you tell us).
changes: You can increase your YASARA license at any time (e.g.
from YASARA Dynamics to YASARA Structure, from single user to group leader
etc.). You will be charged with the price difference, but the elapsed
time of your license will be taken into account. Request an upgrade here.
we guarantee that the annual cost of your first update and support
renewal will be ≤37.5% of the initial cost in the first
year. If you purchase an update and support period longer than one year
with your initial order, each additional year costs only 27.5% of the
If you are a student and your department cannot buy YASARA for you (i.e. you pay with your private money)
then we offer special discounts: 50% for high-school, bachelor and master students, and 25% for PhD students.
Instead of a normal invoice you will only get an invoice number to specify in your payment.
No other discounts can be added to this offer. If you are living inside the European Union, such private
orders unfortunately require to add 20% VAT, which reduces the discounts to 40% (master) and 10% (PhD).
is free of charge.
fee formula: the calculator above uses the following formula to
obtain the total cost of YASARA from the number of licenses N. For
group leader licenses, 'GroupLeaderLicense' is 1, and 0 otherwise:
TotalPrice = SinglePrice