HKL-2000 License Policy for Academic Users

The HKL-2000 package is available to academic and commercial users. Both types of users are subject to an end-user license agreement and a license fee.

The information on this page is intended for non-commercial users at universities, governmental entities or academic non-profit institutions. An academic non-profit institution is defined by its mission: research in the public domain and education. A non-profit organization that performs research as a service under contract to a commercial entity does not belong to the category of non-commercial users (as clarified below) and should review  "Commercial Users" page.

The term "non-commercial use" means the use of the SOFTWARE by academic non-profit organizations (including universities, government entities and academic institutions) for research or educational purposes, where such research is not subject to any written agreement allowing a commercial or for-profit entity to impose intellectual property rights restrictions on the published results, for example by limiting further analysis and/or use of such results, or by delaying the availability of any data, where the SOFTWARE was used to derive those data, to the general public, for more than six months. Use that does not match the above description requires a different license explicitly allowing such use.

Permanent License

License fee for the HKL-2000 program depends on the home detector/goniostat type (both new licenses and upgrades). HKL-2000 can be obtained for both in-house and synchrotron data. The package is distributed in form of the compiled executables. The supported operating systems are listed at Hardware/OS page.

The license allows using of the HKL-2000 program for processing of the synchrotron data. Presently there is no additional charge for it. Users without home detector may purchase a license, which allows using the program for data collected at any synchrotron facility where the HKL-2000 is installed.

  1. To request a quotation for an upgrade from HKL license to HKL-2000 please submit the Form (1).

  2. To request a quotation for the new license, please use the Form (2).

  3. Users without home detector may request a quotation for using the HKL-2000 program for data collected at synchrotron facilities through Form (3).

A short-term (30 days) License

A license for HKL-2000 may be released free of charge to academic users who collected data at synchrotron beam lines and need to reprocess their data at home. The license is available only for data collected at facilities where HKL-2000 is available to the users. The license can be released for one computer up to 3 times per year.


The following letter template may be used to request the license. It should be written on the institution's letterhead and provide a:

  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Beamline
  • Detector
  • Principal Investigator
  • Grant Support
  • Contact Information (on letterhead)


It should be signed by the Principal Investigator and e-mailed to or faxed to 434-979-6381.