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Statistical and Mathematical Software

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


About NVivo

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 resources.

Access and Support

Access NVivo on Campus

NVivo 12 is currently installed on library computers. Check the current list of software available on library computers. It may also be available in some Faculty and Graduate School labs. 

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 or
  2. Log a Service Now Request online using your University of Melbourne username and password
  3. Download a trial version of NVivo



Download a trial version of NVivo and use the license key provided on Student IT's Software License Keys site for full access

Students and staff may also access NVivo on myUniApps. Please note that NVivo cannot be accessed 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



Training and Support

University of Melbourne Research Computing Services have a dedicated NVivo site. Check their Eventbrite page and calendar for upcoming training opportunities. 

The University of Queensland has a very detailed NVivo guide that provides instructional resources and advice.

QSR International provide a variety of resources to support usage of the program including:

Further Reading