Licensing

The SNAP tool is copyrighted. A licence is required for organisations using the tool, whether for clinical practice or for research.

Please read the guidelines below before requesting a licence.

The licence is free of charge for healthcare professionals and researchers from non-commercial organisations. Please contact us if you are from a commercial organisation.

A time-limited inspection copy of the tool can be accessed at this link.

Please contact us if you are unsure which of the below reasons you need the licence for, or unsure whether or not you need to complete the short training.

Clinical practice use

  • To secure a licence to use the SNAP tool within the SNAP intervention in clinical practice (to help patients identify, express and address their support needs) you need to complete the short, free to access, online SNAP training.
  • Go to the “Training” page to access the training.
  • You can then apply for a licence for clinical practice use by clicking this link.
  • All staff (and future staff) from your organisation who will deliver the SNAP intervention need to complete the training – but they can do this via this website after you have secured the licence via the “Training” page.

Research use

  • If the research is only using the SNAP tool to identify areas of unmet support need in patients, but not to address those needs (i.e. where health care professionals will not be delivering the SNAP intervention in clinical practice), then there is no requirement to complete the online SNAP training (although it can still be accessed and completed if you are interested). You can apply for a licence for research use by clicking this link.
  • If the research study is using the SNAP tool to identify areas of unmet support need in patients and to address those needs (i.e. where health care professionals will deliver the SNAP intervention in clinical practice), then this is clinical practice use. You will therefore need to first complete the short, free to access online SNAP training. Follow the guidelines for “Clinical practice use”.

Translating the SNAP tool

If you wish to translate the SNAP tool linguistically and/or culturally, please contact us.

Systematic reviews

If you wish to use the SNAP tool within in a systematic review (e.g. as a framework for patient support needs) you can apply for a licence for this by clicking this link.