The University and others provide free third-party software and nuclear magnetic resonance spectral databases.

Transferring data

To transfer NMR data, use an SFTP program to connect to echo.chem.umn.edu, use port 22, with your username and password (more instructions). You can access other people's directories once you are logged in. If after connecting, you get a message about a security key, say "yes" that it is a trusted connection.

Remote processing

Data generated on spectrometers in the NMR laboratory may be processed off-line, using any of several data stations in the lab. Data may also be accessed remotely, via a remote connection to workstations in the lab, or by downloading the data and processing it using third-party software.

For remote processing using the NMR laboratory computer network, you must have a permanent IP address (no wireless) and give that address to the laboratory personnel.

Remote Processing of NMR Data

Varian Data

Using a vnc viewer, connect to spectrum.chem.umn.edu

  • RealVNC is a free version for a variety of systems, but not the only one (note: new versions of Tightvnc do not work while older ones do).

Bruker Data

Using a vnc viewer, connect to spin.chem.umn.edu

  • RealVNC is a free version for a variety of systems, but not the only one (note: newest versions of Tightvnc do not work while older ones do).
  • Choose "other" as login, then enter your nmr login and password.
  • Bruker free TopSpin processing software for off-line NMR processing

Third-Party Software & Spectral Database

Third-Party Software & Spectral Database

The NMR lab does not provide technical support for any third-party software.