Skip to content. | Skip to navigation


Personal tools
You are here: Research and High Performance Computing Support > IBM Watson™ Analytics Academic Program Faculty and Staff Edition

IBM Watson™ Analytics Academic Program Faculty and Staff Edition

As a registerd faculty or staff member at McMaster University, you are eligible to get a free subscription to Watson™ Analytics Academic Edition (to be used for non-commercial purposes only).

Watson™ Analytics is a cloud-based analytics platform that enables academic users to easily find answers within their own data. The platform facilitates the process of going from a research question to actionable data without the need for in-depth experience in data analytics and statistical methods. The user interface combined with natural language interactions and cognitive capabilities guide you through a series of questions which enable advanced analytics, allowing you to answer questions about your data and hopefully discover new insights. A combination of exploration, discovery and visualizations enables you to create clear and compelling narratives that are supported by your data.

To get started, please click here to register for your faculty / staff license. You will receive an activation email to get into your account. You must use your official McMaster email address to obtain your free license, but please do not use the same password that you use for your MacID.

Any questions should be directed, in the first instance, to or

Note that this is a cloud-based service that is provided at no cost by IBM's Watson Analytics Academic Program for non-commercial use only. If you wish to use IBM's Watson Analytics for administrative or commercial research, please contact