Topspin Academic License

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Bruker is making TopSpin free for academic users. I just paid for the academic license at the end of last year.:(level 2. Inorganic 2 points 4 years ago. Predicted spectra is something topspin can do, if you buy that package.

  1. Installation of the license Now use Finder and open ‘TopSpin Utilities’ in ‘Applications’. Double-click on ‘Install License’. You are asked to locate the license file.
  2. Site Subscriptions are a convenient, affordable way to access or distribute the application throughout your organization (Academic or Commercial). If you do not have a Site Subscription and would like to obtain one, please get in touch with us by clicking here.


There is academic license on TopSpin. This means that students and employees at UiB can use the software on their own machine.


Client Hosted Windows PC

TopSpin is installed from Windows - Software Center. If you do not find the software, please contact us through UiBhjelp, or on phone 55584700. Remember to enter machine name. NB! 'Bruker' has changed the licensing for the academic license so that the version currently in the Windows Software Center will not work. New version will come.


Privat and student PC

You must create an account (register) at https://www.bruker.com to download the software. You can do this on this page https://www.bruker.com/login.htmlUse your UiB email address to access the academic license.

Once you have registered and / or logged in to User, download the software from this page https://www.bruker.com/service/support-upgrades/software-downloads/nmr.html

Here you also generate 'activation ticket' which you will need to activate the license.

Manuals (also installation manual) and technical documentation can be found here https://www.bruker.com/service/information-communication/user-manuals/nmr.html

'NB!' You must be logged in to 'Brukers' webpage to access the software and documentation.

Topspin Academic License




What is Topspin?

NMR Software

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Bruker TopSpin software is a comprehensive package for NMR data acquisition, processing and analysis. Although some people can find its learning curve little bit steep, it is quite powerful software package especially when it comes to non-trivial tasks. Everyone planning to get trained to operate Bruker instrument manually should start by doing some basic off-line processing using Topspin. There are a couple of options of how you can get Topspin running on your computer.

Free Academic Topspin Licence

Basic off-line processing functions of Topspin and Dynamic Centre for all three platforms (Windows, Linux and MAC) are available free of charge for academic users. To get this going on your computer is quite simple:

  1. Register on Bruker website
  2. Login with your st-andrews.ac.uk e-mail address
  3. Download the installation file (TopSpin4), run it and follow the instructions on the screen

There is no licence server involved – therefore this Topspin installation should work anywhere. The only drawback is that the license is valid only for one year and will need to be renewed on annual basis.

Topspin Departmental Floating License

For everyone who does not want to renew the license annually or wants to do some more serious processing and NMR analysis we offer departmental floating license. The download links for files that are essential for installation are provided below. Unfortunately the floating license works only in conjunction with the license server which is not accessible through Eduroam WiFi. It also does not work on MAC. For MAC users, we still have few academic node license that are valid for three years which are available upon request in the lab.

Dynamic Centre

Dynamic Centre is a program designed for the analysis of experiments with non-frequency related dimensions. It consists of three groups of applications General Dynamics (relaxation, diffusion kinetics, cross polarization and REDOR experiments), Protein Dynamics and Time Domain Dynamics. The latter two parts require a special license (see below) but General Dynamics works with the standard Topspin license and it is essential tool for analysing DOSY, T1 inversion recovery and other pseudo 2D experiments. You could also give it a try if you analyse large quantities of reaction monitoring (kinetic) data.

Special Bruker Licenses

Topspin Academic License Programs

We also hold some licenses for specialised modules (CMC-se, CMC-assist, AMIX, NUSandDC-Protein Dynamics). They are available upon request in the lab.

Topspin Nmr software, free download

Note: For downloading some of the files full university user name (in format [email protected]) and corresponding password are required.