Gaining access

Only institutional access is covered by this scheme. Individual users can only gain access via their institution. Access for individual accounts will not be granted.

Each organisation will fall within one of the following categories. Most organisations belong to the last category.

Accessing Sketch Engine while funded by ELEXIS does not constitute any future obligations. There are no hidden charges or fees.

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Action to take

An existing SSO access to Sketch Engine

You will be notified automatically that your existing access will be extended by four years at no cost. No action needed from your side.

You are all set.

No action needed.

An existing access to Sketch Engine not using SSO

You may need to contact your IT department about setting up SSO at your institution. If you wish to switch to the ELEXIS funded access, you will need to switch to the SSO authentication. Please proceed with filling in the enrollment form. We assume that the ELEXIS contact person will be your current site licence local administrator.

If you wish to preserve your current user settings and user corpora, please take the following steps:

  1. Make all users with existing (individual, non-SSO) accounts login to Sketch Engine through SSO which will cause new SSO-based accounts to be created with them.
  2. Send a request to support@sketchengine.co.uk, providing a mapping of old user names to the new (SSO-based) user names and ask to merge them.
Quota allocation

In addition to access to preloaded corpora, Sketch Engine allows users to build their own corpora for which users will need storage space (quota). Each user is automatically allocated a quota of 1 million words. In addition, each institution receives a shared space of 1 billion words. If a user runs out of space or needs to build a large corpus, they can request extra space from the ELEXIS contact person who will assign additional quota from the shared 1 billion-word allocation.

No existing access to Sketch Engine

Check the SSO at your institution or have your IT department set it up. Then appoint the ELEXIS contact person and submit this enrolment form.

The ELEXIS contact person
  • does not need to be an IT person or possess any specific IT skills
  • will serve as the main contact point between Sketch Engine and the institution
  • will be in charge of quota allocation requests
Quota allocation

In addition to access to preloaded corpora, Sketch Engine allows users to build their own corpora for which users will need storage space (quota). Each user is automatically allocated a quota of 1 million words. In addition, each institution receives a shared space of 1 billion words. If a user runs out of space or needs to build a large corpus, they can request extra space from the ELEXIS contact person who will assign additional quota from the shared 1 billion-word allocation.

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