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Statistical and Mathematical Software

Information on where and how to access statistical and mathematical software.


NVivo is a qualitative research and data analysis software used by researchers in a broad range of fields including humanities, social sciences and medical/health sciences. It is produced by QSR International. This page provides information for the University of Melbourne community on where to access NVivo on campus; how to get the software; training opportunities; and links to NVivo support materials produced by QSR.

Access and Training

Access NVivo on Campus

NVivo11 is currently installed on library computers. Check the current list of software available on library computers here. It may also be available in some Faculty and Graduate-School Labs.


Access NVivo via myUniApps - Students

NVivo cannot be access via the 'Apps' tab. For access:

Click the 'Desktops' tab at the top of the page

Click the 'Start' menu from within a Desktop

Select the required software icon (in this case 'QSR'), then NVivo 11 folder then NVivo 11 program


Obtain NVivo Software

University departments, affiliated institutions and respective staff are eligible to obtain NVivo under a university site license. This license extends to home use. For installation instructions see the knowledge base article on NVivo

Contact Infrastructure Services to request NVivo

  1. Phone 8344 0888
  2. Log a Service Now Request online using your University of Melbourne username and password

14-day NVivo trials are available from the QSR site

Student IT staff members have access to the NVivo license key for student use. This can only be provided in person at the IT service desks at the Baillieu Library, Giblin Eunson Library or ERC Library (not via chat or telephone).


Training Provided by the University of Melbourne

The Graduate Students Association offers workshops for students and staff throughout the year. 

Check for upcoming GSA sessions.


Training and Support from QSR International

Animated demonstrations of how to create and set up a project are also included with NVivo software.

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Library books

NVivo & your Literature Review