NVivo Personal Licensing Site

University NVivo Licensing

  • Software is downloadable as a free trial that can be activated. See information below on "Installing and Activating NVivo".
  • NVivo 12 Plus is the only available copy for students. Upgrading from NVivo 11 Pro to Plus will not need to be reinstalled on your system.
  • For a complete description of NVivo, please visit the manufacturer's website.
  • Physical media is $20 per disk. but the media may be shared amongst multiple licenses.If you require a physical disk please email us

The University of Saskatchewan has purchased licenses for the use of QSR's NVivo Plus software on campus. Students, at the U of S may purchase a free one year license of NVivo for use, with the license expiring at the end of September each year.

The license includes free telephone support via QSR as well as free upgrades to the latest version as they become available.

NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It’s designed to help you organize, analyze and find insights in unstructured, or qualitative data like: interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media and web content.

  • Import and analyze text, images, video, spreadsheets, online surveys, web and social media data in virtually any language.
  • Import, create or conveniently order NVivo-ready transcripts from TranscribeMe.
  • Organize information using theme, case, in-vivo and relationship coding.
  • Save time by autocoding structured data.
  • Review your coding with coding stripes and highlighting.
  • Keep track of thoughts and ideas with memos and annotations.
  • Ask questions of your data using text search, word frequency, coding, matrix coding and coding comparison queries.
  • Use framework analysis to condense large volumes of data into a summary of topics.
  • Visualize and share your data with a comprehensive suite of visualizations.
  • Directly import surveys from SurveyMonkey via API.
  • Import and manage information from reference management software like EndNote, Zotero, Refworks and Mendeley.
  • Import from note-taking software OneNote and Evernote - import notes directly from Evernote via API.
  • Exchange data with quantitative analysis tools such as Excel, Access and IBM SPSS Statistics for mixed methods research.
  • Export items to easily share your data, analysis and findings.
  • Work in a small team using project merging, or connect to NVivo for Teams for real time collaboration and secure teamwork.
  • Access NVivo for Mac at no extra cost. Learn more.

If upgrading NVivo 12 Pro to Plus you will not need to reinstall the media on their system. All information on installing NVivo on a personal or institutional machine, please click on the button below;

Please note you will need to contact IT Acquisitions to acquire a license.

  • NVivo 12 Pro (Windows) Instructions
  • NVivo 12 Pro (Mac) Instructions