SAS OnDemand for Academics is a free option to learn SAS. Do we have boundaries around its use? YES.
The license agreement lists all the terms and conditions. If you have technical questions about SAS OnDemand for Academics, the Frequently Asked Questions page or getting-started site should get you on your way.
If the Q&A below doesn’t address your question, post it in the comments and I’ll get you an answer.
Writing a research paper to get a grade is fine. Not OK is writing a research paper to not only get a grade but to get paid or inform strategic direction for your business (or someone else’s). In other words, if your proposed use of SAS OnDemand for Academics results in somebody making money, it probably isn’t allowed.
The SAS OnDemand for Academics license agreement prohibits use of the software for any commercial purposes, including publishing a book. An exception is when you’re working with SAS Press or the SAS Author Assistance program. You can use OnDemand for Academics in conjunction with those programs if you link to the website.
SAS offers many resources to writers who wish to publish books about SAS software, like Ron Cody, whose 2021 title Getting Started with SAS Programming: Using SAS Studio in the Cloud begins with a chapter on SAS OnDemand for Academics. You can find information about publishing through SAS Press at this link. If you are already working with a publisher and require assistance, you can find information about our Author Assistance Program at the same link. You can also contact SAS Press directly by completing this form.
These uses are permitted.
This use is permitted.
This use is permitted.
This use is not permitted.
This is not permitted.
Academic research and publishing and sharing this research for the greater public good are acceptable.* But the use of OnDemand for Academics for direct financial gain is not permitted.
No. If this work would not be in the context of a qualified academic class, the license terms do not grant the free use of Enterprise Miner for this purpose. You are not allowed to use Enterprise Miner beyond the scope of your class.
You can use SAS OnDemand for Academics in this context for learning and for events like hack-a-thons.*
This use is permitted. Please indicate that the analysis, tables, and graphs were generated by SAS® software.
No, sorry. SAS Studio is available by default to anyone who registers. This includes adult learners, instructors, students, and researchers – if you are not using the offering for commercial purposes. All other clients (Enterprise Guide, Enterprise Miner, Forecast Studio, and access from JMP) are available to instructors who register a course and choose to use one of these clients for their course.
* Though research is allowed using SAS Studio, resources are limited and "excessive" use is not permitted. Sessions are monitored and any found exceeding reasonable use will be terminated. For more information see the SAS OnDemand for Academics FAQ.
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