LEAP: Licensing

Licensing Policy

LEAP is developed, maintained and supported by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), an international, independent, not-for-profit research organization. As part of its mission, SEI is committed to providing free access and support to LEAP for its many users in developing countries.  The license fees we charge all other users are intended to help fund the ongoing development and maintenance of the system and the support we provide to all users.

Why License LEAP?

All long-term users of LEAP are expected to obtain a license for its use. Licensed users are given a user name and registration code that unlocks the read-only evaluation versions of LEAP, which can be downloaded here.  The unlocked version is required when creating your own analyses.

Terms and Conditions

License fees are outlined below.   During the license period, users are entitled to free upgrades and technical support via the LEAP Forum.  No copies of the software or the information required to unlock the software may be distributed to any other individual or organization.

LEAP Services

SEI US offers a range of services to assist you in your use of LEAP, including training, data preparation, collaboration on your analyses, as well as software enhancements to LEAP itself. For more information on these services contact leap@sei-us.org.

Has Your Existing License Expired?

If your license has expired you can renew by clicking on the appropriate license options below.

License Types



License Restrictions/Conditions Type Cost
Student For use by a student in an accredited academic institution (college, university or school).

May only be used for the student's own personal studies (degree, masters, PhD). Any use of LEAP for consulting purposes requires a paid license (see below).

Post doctoral researchers based in industrialized countries should obtain an academic license.
Single user,
1 Year
Cost: Free

Click to apply online

Developing Country For use by a nonprofit organizations (NGOs), not-for-profit governmental agenices, and academic organizations, all based solely in a developing country.

We define developing countries as those that are not in the World Bank's list of high income countries.

For-profit governmental agencies (e.g. profit making utilities) must obtain a paid license (see options below)
Single user,
2 Years
Cost: Free

Click to apply online

Academic For use in a department of an accredited academic institution (college, university or school) based in an industrialized country.

May only be used by the licensing institution for educational purposes (i.e. teaching and grant-funded research).

Any use of LEAP for consulting purposes requires a consulting license (see below).
Up to ten users,
Single site,
2 Years
Cost: $1,500


When purchasing, please use the email address you use in COMMEND.
Standard/
Non-Consulting
For use in research, planning or other activities only within the licensing organization.

Any use of LEAP for consulting purposes requires a consulting license (see below).
Single user,
6 Months
Cost: $1,500


When purchasing, please use the email address you use in COMMEND.
Up to ten users,
Single site,
1 Year
Cost: $2,500


When purchasing, please use the email address you use in COMMEND.
Up to ten users,
Single site,
2 Years
Cost: $3,500


When purchasing, please use the email address you use in COMMEND.
Consulting
For all other uses not covered above.

Consulting purposes include conducting paid research, planning or analysis for an external client or providing training or other capacity building activities for an external organization.
One or more users,
Single site,
2 Years

Contact us for more information.


Eligibility for each type of license will be verified. Please feel free to contact us with questions. If you prefer to pay by bank wire transfer please contact
leap@sei-us.org. We will be happy to invoice you.

Disclaimer

All users of LEAP must accept this disclaimer of warranty in addition to acknowledging the LEAP license agreement when installing LEAP.

LEAP is supplied as is. The authors disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability and of fitness for any purpose. The authors assume no liability for damages, direct or consequential, which may result from the use of LEAP. No oral or written communication from or information provided by SEI shall create a warranty. Under no circumstances shall SEI be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use this software.

Note: All LEAP materials are provided via download from this web site. We do not distribute software on disk, or printed manuals and training materials.