NVivo (QSR International)

Version 12

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 and Humphrey School of Public Affairs have purchased a license. Current graduate students, staff, or faculty in these colleges should email [email protected] to find out how to request the software. 

Other Departments

  1. Order licenses on our Kivuto-hosted webstore.
  2. Keys for downgrades are available to license holders upon request. [How? Email [email protected]?]  

If you want 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

Please note: The social media analysis is a popular tool in the Plus version, but since it is included in the Pro version, you might not need Plus.

Instructions for Employees

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

You can also contact our NVivo representative, Dave Kolodny, 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

Twenty-four month licenses are available for purchase directly from QSR at educational prices.

  1. Visit the QSR Buy NVivo page.
  2. Select your operating system.
  3. Select Pro or Plus.
  4. Select the Student license.
  5. Select Add to cart.
  6. Enter your current student ID number and your UMN email address during checkout.


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