IBM SPSS StatisticsIBM SPSS (originally, Statistical Package for the Social
Sciences) is a programme for statistical analysis in social science. Data
management (case selection, file reshaping, creating derived data) and
data documentation are features of the base software.
The Computing Centre has an IBM SPSS site license for ULB- and VUB-staff & students. This license does NOT
cover the University hospitals UZ Brussel & Erasme. As of 2012-2013
the standard 'Statistica Base' license has been extended to 'SPSS
Statistics Premium', which offers all previous products, plus:
- Decision Trees
- Data Preperation
- Direct Marketing
- Neural Networks
- Text Analytics for Surveys
- Complex Samples
We also distribute the IBM SPSS Data Collection software.
More info can be found on:
IBM SPSS additional tools
IBM SPSS Data Collection BundleThe former Data Entry Builder and Station products are no longer
supported on Windows. Instead a Data Collection Bundle (Translation
Utility, Data Enrty Interviewer & Data Entry Author) Author &
Desktop has been released.
The Data Collection Bundle enables you to control the entire survey
process from design and data collection to analysis and reporting,
reach all constituents regardless of language or location and apply
real-time logic and data validation to ensure clean, high quality data.
SPSS LegacyViewerThe SPSS Legacy Viewer (aka SmartViewer
15) is a freely distributed application for viewing SPSS Output
Navigator (*.spo) files created by SPSS version 15 or earlier. *.spo
files cannot be opened using SPSS version 16 or higher.
The SPSS Legacy Viewer lets you edit SPSS Output Navigator files, but
you cannot export them to other applications, other than by copy/paste.
There are 2 types of licenses:
1) single license: this license allows one installation on one
computer. After installation the provided installation-key becomes
2) 20-pack license: this license allows up to 20 installations. After
these 20 installations the provided installation-key becomes obsolete.
IBM SPSS allows installing the 20 copies on PC as well as on MacOS
& Linux with one single installation-key. Thus a mix can be made,
e.g. 8 pc + 12 MacOS installations.
20-pack licenses installed in 1 single classroom benefit from a price-reduction.
This license is yearly (expiring mid September - in sync with the
academic year) renewable. For pricing and ordering, please visit the page: Order campus licenses online.
A student licence is also available (BaMa students only):
BaMa students can buy a single license of IBM SPSS International. This
license allows one installation on one computer. After installation the
provided installation-key becomes obsolete.
All VUB students can purchase keys in the VUBtiek campus Oefenplein & Jette.
For ULB, keys are currently only available for Psychology students . You can purchase them at 'FACULTE DES SCIENCES PSYCHOLOGIQUES ET DE L'EDUCATION' - Campus du Solbosh ULB.
Please contact us if you want to help us by distributing student licenses in your faculty.
- Avenu Antoine Depage, 30 - CP 191. Building D 10th floor - office D10.153
- Mme Aude Fenaux - Service des Analyses de Données
- Secretariate open from Monday till Friday 9.00h - 12.30h.
- Phone: 02/650.3616
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make your choice among the various products for Mac OS, Windows &
Linux. Do start
by downloading & reading the READMEFIRST document, as it contains
specific installation instructions. Also make sure that your computer
meets the system requirements for the specific software.
IBM SPSS support & contact info
apply the latest IBM FixPacks (formerly known as SPSS Patches) before
requesting support. FixPacks
solve most of the known problems. SoftWeb keeps local download-images
of these FixPacks (see above), but it is always a good idea to check
the IBM portal for the latest updates.
As of January 31, 2012, each IBM client accessing Fix Central is
required to have an individual IBM ID to download fixes. If you do not
currently have an IBM ID, please use the following link to download/register under VUB-ULB (Account ID 0003244257).
SPSS Knowledge base
You can use the knowledge database
to search for an elaborate meaning of error codes.
E.g. Error 106 : Maximum number of installations for this authorisation
code has been reached.
What to do if you still have an unsolved SPSS problem?
- For technical problems, please contact IBM SPSS technical support or submit a case.
- For purchasing information and problems regarding installation & authorization codes
(e.g. after crashed or replaced pc), please contact email@example.com and we will will be glad to help you out.
Students/staff on campus Jette can also benefit from on-campus support every Wednesday. Please call (02/4774482) or ask for it at the Medical library desk.