Getting CASTEP

UK Academic

The CASTEP code is available under a free of charge license to all UK academic research groups under the terms of an agreement between STFC, University of York (for UKCP) and Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA. To sign up for a UK academic license please download the three license forms and follow the instructions.

For registered users the source code, executables etc are available on CCPForge. This also has a facility to request features and track bugs.

European Academic

A source code license is available for European Academics. The cost is €1800. To purchase a copy or for further information contact Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA via the "contact us" button on the following website.

Under the CASTEP Source Code License Agreement, research teams under the supervision of a Professor or Principal Investigator at qualifying European Academic Institutions have access to the source code for CASTEP. Binary executables are not included but instructions are provided to enable compilation of the source code. Support queries regarding CASTEP Source Code should go via the CASTEP mailing list.

Industry and Rest of World

CASTEP may be purchased as part of the Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA Materials Studio software from BIOVIA.