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NVivo is a qualitative data analysis tool that provides easy access to data, and also enables clerical tasks to be extensively automated. NVivo software is especially useful for those working with large amounts of data in a team environment.

NVivo is designed for researchers who need to combine subtle coding with qualitative linking, shaping, searching and modeling. NVivo is ideal for those working with complex data such as multimedia, who want to conduct deep levels of analysis.

On this page you will find information about purchasing and licensing NVivo software through Information Technology Services (ITS) including:

System requirements for NVivo software

System requirements for NVivo software are listed on the NVivo website.

NVivo software usage and licence terms

  • Staff and students can use NVivo software on University-owned computers - this includes the Student and Staff virtual desktops
  • Staff can use NVivo software on their personally-owned computers for University work only, where they are the primary user of the work machine
  • Postgraduate students can use NVivo software their personally-owned computers for University work only. The licence is paid for by departments, who are ultimately responsible for the licence
  • An annual licence for NVivo software is available through ITS. The licence period is 1 January to 31 December
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Prices for NVivo software

University Departments

The cost of NVivo software is $120.00 per staff member or postgraduate student. This must be charged to a University account code.

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Ordering NVivo software through ITS

University Departments

To order NVivo software:

Staff also need to complete and submit a Work at Home application form to ITS (.pdf, 54KB) if they wish to use NVivo software on their home computer.

Postgraduate students

Postgraduate students must complete the student software licence request form (linked below) and submit it to Student IT.

Student software licence request form (PDF, 141KB)


Do you have a question? Please see the NVivo Frequently Asked Questions on their website