The University at Buffalo and the School of Medicine offers its students basic software for productivity, safe computing, and also offers recommendations for useful software. 


Data analysis software for Mac and Windows

JMP is the data analysis tool of choice for hundreds of thousands of scientists, engineers and other data explorers worldwide. Users leverage powerful statistical and analytic capabilities in JMP to discover the unexpected.

NOTE: Your UBITName and Jacobs School passphrase is required for download.


Mac OS

Top Hat Software

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences considers the use of Top Hat to be a vital part of your educational activities.

Top Hat will be used throughout your four years of medical school. You will be using it as early as orientation and throughout many courses in the preclinical and clinical phases.

The University has negotiated a reduced price for the software license. Please purchase a lifetime (4-year) license, this is a requirement for medical school.

To setup your account and purchase your Top Hat license, you will need to make sure your UBIT name and password is setup first. Then, follow the directions here. You will be able to use this single license for all courses throughout your four years here. 

If you need help or have questions, please email

Virtual Private Network

For off campus computing, the use of a "virtual private network" (VPN) client is needed to access certain UB services and Jacobs School sevices. Along with an internet connection, AnyConnect client will connect you with UB and access to some of the computing servcie blocked to outside users. 

University Software

When connecting to University resource, it is important that your computer has been updated with the latest operating system patches and releases as well as having a updated antivirus protection. The University at Buffalo offers UB-licensed software to help you and us stay protected. Also, you'll find advice, tips, and links to some other recommend software. Visit the UBIT site for more information and the software available.