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 the "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

The 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 on the Hardware/OS page.

The license allows using of the HKL-2000 program for the processing of the synchrotron data. Presently there is no additional charge for it. Users without a 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 Form (1).

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

  3. Users without a 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

The license for HKL-2000 and for HKL-3000 may be released free of charge to academic users who collected data at synchrotron beamlines and need to reprocess their data at home. The license is available only for data collected at facilities where HKL-2000/HKL-3000 is available to 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)


To HKL Research, Inc.

The members of my research group collected data at the _______________ beam line at _____________________________________________on_______________, 20   . That research is supported by grants: _______________ _______________.The beam line has the HKL-2000 license. As an academic, non-profit organization, we currently

(  ) have a permanent, academic HKL license for our lab,

(  ) do not have a license for the HKL software.

We would like to obtain a temporary license to use the HKL-2000  software to process data collected at the synchrotron site on home computers.  

The HKL-2000 software will be used exclusively by me and/or members of my group and only for projects that I control as a Principal Investigator, for "non-commercial use" as defined on your website. I understand that your company does not provide a site definition file (, but I will obtain one from the beamline support staff.

It should be signed by the Principal Investigator and e-mailed to