Hey @Fatima_Alqabandi_Duke_University - thanks for the question. We recently introduced some changes to make the process easier for academics to get free access to our data. When you go to checkout, if you have a .edu email address, Shop will recognize your academic email and let you check out for free. You can also go to safegraph.com/academics and sign up for an academic account (likely what your colleagues did). Either one is totally fine. Let me know if that helps!