NVivo (QSR International)

NVivo is a platform for analyzing unstructured data. It can help you organize, explore, uncover subtle connections, justify findings, and share your work.

    Purchase or Download

    Purchase or Download

    UMN Licenses

    Availability Cost
    Department For installation on a University-owned device $81 or $162 Paid for with departmental funds
    Employee For installation on an employee's personal device Academic discount from QSR
    Student For installation on a student's personal device Academic discount from QSR

    Instructions for Departments

    Participating Departments

    The College of Liberals Arts has purchased a license. Current graduate students, staff, or faculty in CLA should email [email protected] to find out how to request the software. 

    Other Departments

    1. Order licenses on our Kivuto-hosted webstore.
    2. Information supplied with license purchase will include keys for downgrades to earlier versions if available.

    To capture content like web pages, online PDFs, and social media for analysis:

    1. Purchase and install NVivo Pro.
    2. Download the free add-on module NCapture

    Instructions for Employees

    Faculty and staff should contact QSR directly to purchase NVivo for their personal use.

    You can also contact our NVivo representative, Solenne Santana, at [email protected].

    If you will use this software exclusively for UMN teaching, learning, or research and you want to install it on a personally owned device, follow the Instructions for Departments above.

    Instructions for Students

    Licenses are available for purchase directly from QSR at educational prices. Visit the QSR Buy NVivo page.


    Note regarding compatibility issues: NVivo recommends those teams working with NVivo use the same version of the software and do not work cross-platform. For example, there are significant compatibility issues when transferring NVivo project files from Mac operating systems via Box. The file is likely to become corrupted and unable to be downloaded from Box for use or for conversion for use on a PC. Should secure file transfer be necessary, alternative file transfer processes may be required. This is only an issue from Mac to Box, PC versions of NVivo can be successfully shared via Box.

    More information can be found here.


    Terms and Conditions

    General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.


    Departmental License

    NVivo may be installed on up to two computers under one license as long as the software is not used on both computers at the same time. 

    This is considered a work/home installation or desktop/laptop (travel) installation, and is intended to be used by the same person. If the software will be used on two computers at the same time, each computer will require a separate license. 

    Employee and Student Licenses

    QSR Terms and Conditions apply to your purchase made with personal funds and used on a personally owned device.


    Campus Resources

    Additional Resources