PhD research with SimaPro

PhD researchers face unique challenges when conducting impactful research. Trusted by hundreds of educational and research institutes worldwide, SimaPro’s dedicated PhD plan is designed to support researchers throughout their academic journey.

Why choose SimaPro for PhD research?

SimaPro’s PhD plan offers everything you need to conduct robust environmental research – reliable and complete databases, various impact assessment methods, and advanced LCA features. The software is regularly updated to include the latest data and methodologies.


Advanced modeling

SimaPro supports advanced modeling with process and project parameters, scenario analysis, and uncertainty calculation with Monte Carlo simulation. You can also gain insight into unit processes and the allocation of multiple output processes, conduct a weak point analysis, and model complex waste treatment systems.


Scenarios with parameters

Build scenarios with process and project parameters. Using parameters in your model simplifies your work and gives you the flexibility to easily change values or assumptions in your model.


Visualize results

SimaPro has a powerful network view that lets you dig deep into your model and visualize your results. This will help you to easily find hotspots and investigate them further.


Save time with Report Maker

Report Maker is an add-on for SimaPro that automatically updates tables and graphs in Word and Excel documents, saving you time and effort. When you make changes to the life cycle model in SimaPro, you can simply update the results in Word or Excel documents with the click of a button.


Plans and pricing

We have been using SimaPro for over a decade now. Currently as a server application, which is much more convenient when you have several users. We often need to go deep into the inventory to see where specific impacts come from, with SimaPro this is possible. Also working with parameters makes SimaPro extra valuable.

Tom Ligthart

LCA and sustainability expert at a scientific research institute

Frequently asked questions

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Which databases are included in SimaPro?

SimaPro comes with a wealth of life cycle inventory databases including ecoinvent v3, Agri-footprint, EU and Danish Input Output database, US Life Cycle Inventory database, as well as various data from industry associations in the Industry data 2.0 library.

Additional databases are available for download via the SimaPro Marketplace. You can explore which processes are in each database or search for a specific process using this Excel file.

Can I use SimaPro PhD if I am not a PhD student?

You can purchase the SimaPro PhD plan only if you are a PhD student affiliated with an educational institute.

Do you offer training courses on how to use SimaPro?

PRé Sustainability, the developer of SimaPro, offers regular trainings on life cycle assessment and SimaPro. Three training courses are available: Effective LCA with SimaPro Desktop, Accessible LCA with the SimaPro Platform, and Product Environmental Footprint with SimaPro. Please check our training calendar for upcoming trainings.

Organizations from the SimaPro Global Partner Network also offer training courses on life cycle assessment with SimaPro. Trainings are available in various languages, formats (online, onsite, hybrid, in-house) and locations. Check the trainings overview for more information.

What are SimaPro’s technical requirements?

SimaPro desktop is a 32 bits Windows application that also runs on 64 bits Windows. We recommend you use Windows 10 or 11. Read the full technical requirements for installing and using the SimaPro desktop software to learn more. Please note that SimaPro is designed to run on Windows. Using SimaPro on Mac and Linux is possible with a Windows emulator.