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Express License Program

Many software and tools created at the University of Washington are available through our Express Licensing Program. These agreements have standard terms and conditions that allow for rapid licensing by companies or individuals.

The conditions and financial terms of Express Licenses apply only to those who download the Express License for that title, sign it “as is” and return it to UW CoMotion. Other licensing arrangements may be available.

Available Express Licenses

These are brief descriptions of all the items currently available in this program. Please contact if you have any questions.

5D+™ Teacher Evaluation: Stage 1

Stage I Online Training presents learners with an overview of the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning™ instructional framework and the 5D+™ Teacher Evaluation Rubric. Through the online training, learners will develop their skills in the use of the inquiry process during teacher evaluation to support teacher growth. Stage I Online Training is an ideal support for principals, teachers and central office staff as they learn how the new model of teacher evaluation is different from the old model. … [more]

Atlas of Pediatric Dentistry

Atlas of Pediatric Dentistry is the interactive, web-based sequel to the classic textbook, An Atlas of Pedodontics.The new electronic Atlas of Pediatric Dentistry uses an atlas presentation for most of the content, with text material supported by clinical images and illustrations. [more]


BiblioSpec is a suite of software tools for creating and searching MS/MS peptide spectrum libraries. BiblioSpec is now freely available under the BSD license. Please see BiblioSpec's home page for download information [more]


Blast2tree 1.0 assists in the identification of DNA sequences from microorganisms by sending automated queries to the NCBI BLAST and GenBank databases. In response to a sequence query, the BLAST server returns a set of similar sequences; additional information, including sequence origin and bibliographic information is retrieved from GenBank. Results from both queries are aggregated and stored for subsequent analysis. The user can then select a subset of sequences to display … [more]


Anxiety and mood disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders in adults. A large percentage of people have both an anxiety disorder and depression. These disorders cause significant impairment in academic, social and work functioning. A new treatment approach, CALM Tools for Living, has been proven to be effective in decreasing anxiety and depression. This is an exciting new intervention because it incorporates a computer interface as well as counselor interaction. CALM … [more]

Care Management Tracking Software (CMTS)

There is an official version of the license agreement for the UW AIMS Center CMTS registry. This is the required version of the license and it is to be signed without modification to the conditions by any partner organization or medical group (largest covered entity) choosing to use the UW AIMS Center CMTS. Please choose the version of the official license for your project from the list of licenses below. [more]

Center Reporting Intranet Software

The Center Reporting Intranet is a software program for a web portal designed to allow organizations collect information about their membership and members activities for reporting purposes. It was originally designed for an NSF-funded Science and Technology Center (STC), but could be adapted for use by other federally-funded Centers with similar reporting requirements, such as EFRCs or MRSECs. This package includes the website code, and a script for generating the necessary database table … [more]


CERTAIN is a community-based program run by the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Washington. CERTAIN acts as a learning healthcare system, a network of diverse healthcare provider organizations across Washington State participating in continuous evaluation of healthcare delivery, generation of evidence, and learning to improve patient care. CERTAIN has developed a platform for improved patient data collection, for delivering programs aimed at improving health and health … [more]

Charge Czar

Charge Czar is a software tool for the classification of multiply-charged low-resolution tandem mass spectra into either a +2 or +3 charge state. [more]

Clinical Assessment of Music Perception for Cochlear Implants (CAMP)

CAMP is a self-administered, CD-ROM music perception-based test of cochlear implants. CAMP is licensed to individuals involved in otolaryngology, hearing sciences, audiology, health care, by the University of Washington for installation on individual computers. MIT Technology Review (Feb 2008) Article on CAMP : Helping the Deaf Hear Music: A new test measures music perception in cochlear implant users. … [more]

Contrast Reaction Training

Contrast Reaction Training is a web-based, fully interactive training program using video case scenarios to teach the proper management of adverse patient reactions to contrast media. Important Note and Technical Requirements for the Contrast Reaction Training: End Users must have Adobe Flash Player. The current version of the Work is Supported for Explorer, Google Chrome or other browsers. All users must have the latest … [more]


CoreDet is software designed to enable deterministic execution of multithreaded C/C++ applications. [more]


Crux contains software for tandem mass spectrometry analysis, with a focus on peptide identification. Development of Crux was funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Crux was developed by researchers in the laboratory of Dr. William S. Noble, and incorporates methods developed at the University of Washington originally by Dr. John Yates and Dr. Jimmy Eng. [more]

Culture Matters

Teaching Pain Self-Management: Culture Matters (CultureMatters) Licensing Information Culture Matters is one of the many software programs and tools created at the University of Washington available through our Express Licensing Program. These agreements have standard terms and conditions that allow for rapid licensing by companies, organizations, or individuals. For more information about the content, please see Technical Requirements: Users mus … [more]

DIDB® (including e-PKGene®)

The Metabolism and Transport Drug Interaction Database (DIDB®) and the Pharmacogenetic Database (e-PKGene®) were developed in the Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington. The purpose of this project is to provide an analysis tool for scientific researchers and clinicians that allows them to discover correlations among the huge amount of drug research findings available. Users can search the databases using a number of stand … [more]

DIVE: Data Intensive Visualization Engine

Professor Valerie Daggett, Steve Rysavy and Denny Bromley from UW Bioengineering Department developed the DIVE framework for domain independent analysis of complex data. It is capable of real-time data analysis, ontological data representation, and has an extensible data pipeline. DIVE allows fast and agile access to the Dynameomics data warehouse by interactive graphics, scripted data analysis and direct SQL access. To learn more about the DIVE framework, follow the link below. [more]

DL2 Annual Survey of Principals and DL2 Annual Survey of Principal Supervisors

The web-based Annual Survey of Principals and Annual Survey of Principal Supervisors provide district leaders with important information about the work of principal supervisors in support principals’ growth as instructional leaders. In designing these validated, on-line instruments, we consulted extensively with research and practitioners to craft tools that help principal supervisors reflect on their strengths and areas for growth as well as the extent to which they receive the supports they ne … [more]


The EarlyEdU Alliance, a higher education collaboration for Head Start and early childhood teaching, is committed to making relevant, affordable bachelor’s degrees accessible to the early childhood workforce. To help teachers get the skills they need to succeed, we have developed a complete suite of competency-based higher ed courses. The Coaching Companion, our video sharing and coaching feedback app, allows instructors and students to share and provide feedback on teaching pract … [more]


Extraction of Differential Gene Expression (EDGE) is a software package for the statistical analysis of DNA microarray experiments. Through this software, it is possible to identify genes whose expression is different among varying biological conditions. It is also possible to perform exploratory analyses where one can identify and visualize patterns in the data. EDGE was developed at the labarotory of John Storey at UW. [more]

Epar Bangla Opar Bangla: Bangla Across Borders!

Epar Bangla Opar Bangla: Bangla across Borders! is a versatile, comprehensive and colorful program for an introductory language course in Standard Bangla. It consists of a textbook, workbook, an online script tutor, and online streaming audio and video resources Individual chapters and the workbook are available under a non-exclusive academic license at no fee. Purchase of the complete textbook and workbook in printed and bound format is available for a fee. For all other uses and for … [more]

Foldit Standalone

The Foldit Standalone software provides a natural, intuitive interface to the Rosetta molecular modeling software. Foldit Standalone allows for user-centered protein manipulation for the purpose of solving structure prediction and design problems for proteins, and more generally other 3D structure related biochemistry problems. As an add-on to Rosetta, Foldit Standalone provides a complete novice and expert us … [more]


The Glessuw software provides code to calculate the retarded and less-than Green's function for a two-dimensional device with a rectangular grid. The input required to the code is a user supplied nearest-neighbor Hamiltonian. The code is written to run on matlab and automatically does the graph partitioning. This code is based on the nested dissection method and can handle the rectangular grids in reference [1]. More complex grids require coupling of the code to METIS. Users will be able to s … [more]


Hardklör s a software application for the analysis of high- resolution mass spectra. Its primary function is the deconvolution and determination of monoisotopic mass and charge state of single and overlapping protein/peptide isotope distributions contained in a mass spectra. In addition to Hardklör several auxiliary utilities have been written to facilitate incorporation of Hardklör results into your experiments. Hardklör has been used to identify isotopically labeled s … [more]


HematopoiesisSimulator is software for simulating blood production in animals. The software was developed by Janis Abkowitz, Peter Guttorp and their laboratories. [more]


HyFi is software that identifies thermodynamically stable binding sites in a DNA sequence database for a short DNA sequence.  [more]

IASystem™ Software

IASystem™ provides nationally recognized course evaluation services that support best practices and inform decision making by faculty, administrators, and students. IASystem™ combines a powerful, streamlined web-based application with a suite of rigorously tested evaluation tools. [more]

Impact Survey

The Impact Survey is an online survey tool designed specifically for public libraries that want to better understand their communities and how people use their public technology resources and services. Written and validated by research staff at the University of Washington Information School, the Impact Survey is designed to quickly and easily provide busy librarians with useful data on how their patrons use library technology services. The program saves libraries the time and costs associated w … [more]


The accuracy of a homology model based on the structure of a distant relative or other topologically equivalent protein is primarily limited by the quality of the alignment. K*Sync uses a systematic approach for sequence-to-structure alignment in which alignments are generated by dynamic programming using a scoring function that combines information on many protein features, including a novel measure of the obligateness of a sequence region to the protein fold. This approach has been demons … [more]

Language Partner

Language Partner (LP) is an interactive multimedia program for practicing foreign languages. Using short digitized video segments, LP portrays real life conversation situations. These situations are presented from three perspectives: a third person "observer" perspective, Speaker A's perspective, and Speaker B's perspective. The three perspectives allow the student to comprehend the whole dialogue (verbal and nonverbal), to practice the lines of one speaker, or to take the role of either spea … [more]


LegSim is a web-based virtual legislature. It is not a game, but a rule-based simulation in which students are the legislators. Students study the rules and organize the legislature, craft the policy proposals and decide which will be enacted into law. LegSim makes politics personal. For instructors, LegSim reduces the startup costs of incorporating a simulation into a course and makes it easy to track student participation and evaluate performance. Audi … [more]

Motivational Interviewing

People often have conflicting feelings about making behavior changes. Change involves more than simply giving people new information. Instead, it is more effective to engage in a short conversation that quickly helps someone find their personal reasons for change. MI creates a partnership between health professionals and their patients/clients, enabling them to work together as "co-experts" towards shared goals. MI helps people identify their own motivation for maki … [more]

Musculoskeletal Atlas

Musculoskeletal Atlas contains more than 80 anatomical images of upper and lower extremities in two formats: HTML and JPEG-72dpi only. The images may be licensed for many uses. Some of the most recent requests for licenses have been for: instructional digital and print resources, content for websites, illustrations in publications, and handouts for training sessions, examples connected to consumer and professional products or services. Check the detailed … [more]

Nonlinear Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (NLEIS)

Nonlinear Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (NLEIS) is an electrochemical analysis tool which is directly applicable to both solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and PEMFCs. NLEIS probes, extracts and quantifies the harmonic response of AC current and voltage measurements. These harmonics provide characteristic information about the chemical and electrical processes that govern fuel cell performance. Many electrochemical processes are non-linear, such as kinetics, mass transfer … [more]


PainTracker™ is a University of Washington quality improvement tool that collects pain-related data to help clinicians and patients track and improve the core outcomes of chronic pain management. PainTracker is currently only available as a printed form and as a demonstration test-account for an online web-hosting program. [more]


The PEARLS training program teaches participants the knowledge and skills necessary to: Identify depression among community-dwelling clients, and Assist these clients to effectively manage and decrease their depression An evidence-based behavioral treatment program, the PEARLS training focuses on two client populations: older adults and individuals with epilepsy. Research studies have demonstrated that the PEARLS approach is … [more]

PEARLS Online Course

The PEARLS Online Course provides a general introduction to the key elements of the PEARLS intervention. This online teaching experience provides didactic instruction in an engaging audio/visual format, and is combined with demonstration videos and periodic quizzes to help consolidate a trainee’s learning. This 5-module course covers: • Overview of PEARLS: collaborative care approach, 4 elements of intervention, research studies supporting the efficacy of PEARLS • Intro … [more]


Percolator is software for post-processing and identification of shotgun tandem mass spectra. [more]

Performance Based Risk Sharing Database (PBRS)

The Performance Based Risk Sharing Database (PBRS) was developed by the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program at the University of Washington’s School of Pharmacy with the objective to identify, collect, and characterize publically available information on the use of “performance-based” reimbursement models for new medical products. We define performance-based risk-sharing schemes as arrangements between a payer and a manufacturer in which the price, level, and/or nat … [more]

Phred, Phrap, Consed-Autofinish

Phred, Phrap, and Consed-Autofinish are standard bioinformatics tools used by over 250 commercial sites and thousands of academic labs. These three software tools can be licensed together or separately, but the combination is recommended because of the benefits of the integration of these programs. Information on licensing for one or all of these programs can be found more Phred … [more]


PolyPhred compares fluorescence-based sequences across traces obtained from different individuals to identify heterozygous sites for single nucleotide substitutions. PolyPhred functions are integrated with Phred, Phrap, and Consed-Autofinish, and is not a stand alone application. PolyPhred identifies potential heterozygotes using the base-calls, base-cal … [more]

Professional Growth Planning System

The PGPS engages users in an extensive process of rigorous self-assessment of their professional growth. Classroom teachers, school principals or assistant principals, and central office staff among others may find this tool useful for: 1) Systematically documenting and reflecting on their own strengths and areas for growth; 2) Generating information about their professional capacity to inform their own and others’ choices about professional development; and 3) Actively planning for sustained … [more]


PyRosetta is a version of Rosetta implemented with a Python interface and developed primarily by Jeffrey Gray's Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. PyRosetta is available for Mac (64-Bit OS X v10.5+) and Linux (64-Bit Red Hat and 64-Bit Ubuntu) platforms in continuous release versions. 64-Bit Windows-7 are also available. [more]


Pythia is software for choosing primers to amplify a sequence using the polymerase chain reaction. [more]

Remote Seminar Software (REMSEM)

User-friendly program that enables a remote presentation and uses very low bandwidth. The speaker sends the presentation to the destination computer in the classroom or meeting room before the talk. The speaker runs the presentation from their local machine. Bidirectional sound, bidirectional video plus unrestricted PowerPoint® presentation remotely controlled by the speaker. REMSEM can save an audio file of presentation. REMSEM can use the … [more]

Resident Database for Clinical Pathology Resident Education

Resident Database for Clinical Pathology Resident Education is a software tool that creates a knowledgebase of calls clinical pathology residents take while on-call. The knowledgebase can be used to document and evaluate resident competency and simplifies consultations with fellow clinicians, improving patient care and laboratory service and contributes to educating proficient physicians. The UW system runs on a Windows 2000 Server with Microsoft Access database queried via t … [more]


RosettaSurface exploits the Rosetta energy function for modeling proteins on solid surfaces to address protein−surface interaction problems. The method is demonstrated in the following publications: Masica, D. L., Ashworth, J., Ndao, M., Drobny, G., Gray, J. J., 2010. Structure determination method for biomineral-associated protein using combined solid-state NMR and computational s … [more]


Rosetta™ is a molecular modeling software package for understanding protein structures, protein design, protein docking, protein-DNA and protein-protein interactions. The Rosetta software contains multiple functional modules, including RosettaAbinitio, RosettaDesign, RosettaDock, RosettaAntibody, RosettaFragments, RosettaNMR, RosettaDNA, RosettaRNA, RosettaLigand, RosettaSymmetry, and more. For a list of current features, see current releas … [more]

SAAM II and PopKinetics

SAAM II SAAM II is a compartmental and numerical modeling program developed to assist researchers and practitioners (in the pharmaceutical and biomedical field, other scientific disciplines, and operations research) develop and use models to analyze data. Executable format only (Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me or Windows NT 3.51 or later, or Windows 2000/XP/XP Pro, or Windows Vista). The most current version of SAAM II is v2.0. Upgrades are available to convert earlier versions o … [more]


SBIRT in PRIMARY CARE (SBIRT-PC) SBIRT-PC is a web-based training program on delivering screening, brief interventions, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in a primary care setting. Primarily geared towards primary care providers, SBIRT-PC uses audio and video case scenarios to teach SBIRT techniques and advocates for the use of standardized measures in substance use assessment. Licensing Information SBIRT-PC is one of the many software programs … [more]


SeqHelp allows experimental biologists to perform several analyses simultaneously with a hypertext browser and coordinates internet data access and analysis. SeqHelp provides an integrated approach to data analysis both in the laboratory and remotely over the internet by: Organizing information pertinent to molecular sequence analysis Collecting relevant database search results Identifying certain information with respect to a sequence … [more]

Social Innovation Fund

The license for UW AIMS Center Care Management Tracking Software(CMTS) for Social Innovation Fund can be found here. [more]

Spectral-Ripple Resolution Assessment for Cochlear Implant Users

A Clinical Test of Spectral Ripple Discrimination Spectral-Ripple Resolution Assessment for Cochlear Implant Users is a software program intended for use by healthcare professionals or auditory scientists that permits easy measurement of spectral ripple discrimination in a normal hearing, hearing impaired or cochlear implant listener. This test may be useful in the selection of cochlear implant candidates, fitting of hearing aids or mapping of cochlear implants. Delivered on C … [more]

Spirometry 360®

Spirometry 360® is an educational and skill-improvement program that employs a variety of training techniques yet is focused and flexible enough to fit into providers' busy schedules. The program is comprised of three synergistic components: Spirometry Fundamentals: A basic guide to lung function testing Spirometry Learning Lab: Case-based teaching of spirometry in practice Spirometry Feedback: Personalized analysis of providers' spirometry … [more]

Spirometry 360® Express

Spirometry 360® Express is an educational and skill-improvement program that employs a variety of training techniques yet is focused and flexible enough to fit into providers' busy schedules. The program is comprised of three synergistic components: Spirometry Fundamentals: A basic guide to lung function testing Spirometry Learning Lab: Case-based teaching of spirometry in practice Spirometry Feedback: Personalized analysis of providers' sp … [more]

Spirometry 360™ Feedback Reporting System (FRS)

The Spirometry 360™ Feedback Reporting System (FRS), an online software to enable over-reading for quality and feedback reports providing the means to achieve continuous quality improvement with the aim of attaining consistent, quality spirometry tests, with the number of tests performed and their accuracy are tracked based on American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society grading criteria. [more]

Spirometry Fundamentals™

Spirometry Fundamentals is a computer-based training program that provides clear and consistent information about the correct administration of spirometry and the interpretation of test results. Spirometry Fundamentals was developed at the Child Health Institute (CHI) of the University of Washington (UW) with a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Spirometry Fundamentals is a project of interactive Medical Training Resources (iMTR), a research group … [more]

Spirometry Learning Lab™

Case-based teaching of spirometry in practice Spirometry Learning Lab is a comprehensive, case-based teaching of office spirometry in a virtual classroom setting. Learning Lab sessions, designed for audience participation, provide an interactive forum to facilitate a deeper understanding of key concepts. Sessions are recorded for future reference and review. [more]

Tactile Graphics Assistant

Tactile Graphics Assistant version E1 (executable code) combined with off-the-shelf software translates graphics (line graphs, bar charts, illustrations, etc) into a digital form suitable for printing on a Braille embosser. This project was funded by a National Science Foundation grant (IIS-0415273). [more]


The most difficult and costly patients often have multiple comorbid conditions. Care for these patients with complex conditions is compounded by psychological and behavioral impairment—such as depression, unhealthy lifestyles, and poor adherence to treatment. Research has shown a bidirectional link between depression, diabetes, and coronary heart disease. Additionally, only 50% of patients with depression and diabetes/coronary heart disease have their depression accurately diagnosed in prim … [more]

Team Observation Measure, version 2 (TOM 2.0)

The Team Observation Measure, version 2 (TOM 2.0) is designed to assess adherence to standards of high-quality Wraparound observed during team meeting sessions. It consists of 36 indicators, organized into seven subscales - five dedicated to the key implementation elements of Wraparound (as trained by the National Wraparound Implementation Center and assessed by the WFI-EZ), one that evaluates meeting attendance, and one that assesses facilitation skills. Subscribers to the TOM 2.0 will also … [more]


TERIS is a computerized database designed to assist physicians or other healthcare professionals in assessing the risks of possible teratogenic exposures in pregnant women. The database consists of a series of agent summaries, each of which is based on a thorough review of published clinical and experimental literature. Summaries may be accessed using either generic names or domestic or foreign proprietary names. Each summary includes a risk assessment derived by consensus of an Advisor … [more]

The Liver Imaging Atlas

The Liver Imaging Atlas is a collection of CT, MR, and ultrasound cases that demonstrate common and uncommon liver pathologies Each case is categorized by: 1. Morphologic features (e.g. organization or enhancement features of liver pathologies) 2. Diagnostic Category (e.g., neoplasm, infection, etc.) 3. Diagnosis (e.g. via index) Organization of liver diseas … [more]


TrainSMART software provides a robust web-based training data collection system for organizations allowing them to track over 20 training attributes, participant and trainer attributes and 10 facility attributes. Developed by UW’s I-TECH ( International Training and Education Center for Health), the software uses open source LAMP technology (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) with permission based user security and a reporting section that allows for grouping, filtering, and exporting. [more]


ViroBLAST is a BLAST web interface for nucleotide and amino acid sequence similarity searches. [more]


Researchers at the District Leadership Design Lab are working to develop a platform to facilitate and structure the observation and data use process for school district central offices. The goal of this development is to produce a system that could ‘make practice visible’ to multiple stakeholders in the district from the classroom level all the way to the Chief Academic Officer. The Whisper software facilitates the DL2's custom observation process. This includes 1) qualitative Note taking, 2) cl … [more]


WinTensor is a program for Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, XP with which representation surfaces are created from crystallographic data (metric, tensor components) as input and several image files as output, including *.wrl (VRML V2.0 utf8) that can be inserted on web pages. Example screenshots include images representing the piezo-optic effect, the optical rotation, the elastic constants and second harmonics in quartz. [more]


WinXMorph is a program for Windows 2000, XP with which realistic still or animated crystal shapes (morphologies) are created from crystallographic data (metric, (hkl) - Miller indices and central distances) as input and *.wrl (VRML V2.0 utf8) files as output, which can be inserted on web pages. [more]

Wraparound Fidelity Index – Short Form, Version EZ (WFI-EZ)

The Wraparound Fidelity Index- Short Form, Version EZ (WFI-EZ) consists of data gathering forms, training materials and user manuals to collect information from facilitators, caregivers or parents, and youth. Results of data collection produce quantitative summaries of the data for the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System (WFAS) deployment of wraparound fidelity for the program or community (WFI-EZ). In addition to the WFI-EZ, Wraparound Evaluation and Resea … [more]

Wraparound Fidelity Index - Version 4 (WFI-4)

The Wraparound Fidelity Index -Version 4 (WFI-4) consists of data gathering forms, training materials and user manuals to collect information from facilitators, caregivers or parents, youth and team members to produce quantitative summaries of the data for the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System (WFAS) deployment of wraparound fidelity for the program or community. Subscribers to WFI-4 also receive access and use of WFAS online data entry and reporting system (WrapTrack). WFI-4 is … [more]


xComb is a program that computes all possible crosslinks based on proteins of interest (Max. 30 proteins) for further interrogation using standard search engine (e.g. Phenyx, Mascot, Sequest, OMSSA, X!Tandem). [more]