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MS Access databases and MS Excel workbooks

A licence to use the data contained with the PPDB, BPDB or VSDB can be purchased and the data provided as an MS Access database or MS Excel workbook. The price depends on the data required, the number of users and the number of years the licence is required for. Please use the price calculator below to work out the total cost for the option(s) you would like to purchase (this will include any discounts that apply based on the options selected). If you would like to proceed with a purchase please request a formal quote by sending any email to aeru@herts.ac.uk.

Price calculator

Item
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Database/data:
Licence:
Number of years:
Price
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£680.4 (Request a quote)

Note: VAT is charged on all prices when applicable.

Please note: the prices quoted relate to licences to use the data for research purposes only. It exludes using the data for commercial applications (e.g. integration within commercial software or databases). For a quote for integrating the PPDB into commercial applications, or if you feel that your specific needs are not represented below, please contact the team, who will be pleased to discuss your needs with you.

The process used to determine the prices is outlined below.

Basic prices (single user)

Database
Full database
Single data group (e.g. fate)
Single data type (e.g. vapour pressure)
PPDB
£720 £360 £72
BPDB or VSDB
£360 £180 £36
BPDB & VSDB
(2nd database ½ price)
£540 £270 £54
PPDB & VSDB / PPDB & BPDB
(cheapest database is ½ price)
£900 £450 £90
PPDB & VSDB & BPDB
(cheapest 2 databases ½ price)
£1080 £540 £108

In each case the price normally includes upgrades on a quarterly basis for a year (i.e. purchased database plus three updates); however, more frequent updates can be arranged for a small fee dependent on individual requirements.

Multi-user and/or multi-site licenses

Licence
Price
Single site, < 10 users
Above prices x 1.5
Up to 5 sites, up to 10 users per site
Above prices x 2.2
Unlimited sites, unlimited users
Above prices x 3.6

Multi-year purchases

We offer a discount of 25% for any additional years purchased in advance. For example:

Licence
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Total
Full PPDB 2 years
£720 £540 (25% discount) - £1260
PPDB & BPDB 3 years
£900 £675 (25% discount) £675 (25% discount) £2250

Please use the price calculator to determine the price for a specific selection of the options outlined above.

Commercial exploitation

The above process do not allow the MS Access or MS Excel versions of the database to be exploited for commercial gain; however, the PPDB team are happy to discuss the options available for doing so. It is not possible to provide a definitive price here, as every case is different, so please contact the team to discuss your needs.

Contact details

PPDB Management Team
Agriculture and Environment Research Unit
School of Life & Medical Sciences
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL10 9AB
UK

Telephone: +44 (0)1707 284548
Email: aeru@herts.ac.uk