09-27-2015 06:16 AM
I frequently see posts on social media about using SAS University Edition to assist in writing papers for conferences.
What are the legal limits for using SAS University Edition, and where can I find them, if they exist on the SAS web site?
When does work for a conference paper become commercial, and therefore not permitted?
09-27-2015 09:00 AM
This is a good question that more people have been asking. SAS University Edition is intended for learners at all levels (not just university or college students, as the name might imply).
SAS University Edition should not be used to replace a commercial version of SAS for any commericial or professional research purpose. I'm not on the legal team, but I would think that using it to produce a conference paper is okay (an educational/academic endeavor that can help a wider audience of learners) but using it to publish the results of a clinical study would not be.
We'll track down some more specific guidance and post back. cc @BeverlyBrown to help with this.
12-27-2015 06:13 PM