NVivo is designed for analyzing all forms of unstructured data using search, query, and visualization tools. NVivo serves as a place to organize, store and analyze data. Users can import data from virtually any source, then analyze data with advanced management, query and visualization tools. Achieve more robust research results in less time with NVivo.

Learn more about NVivo and its capabilities on the NVivo website.

Join the NVivo Community

The NVivo Community facilitates a program of activities to support greater connections amongst the NVivo user community, empowering users to:

  • Share and learn from global leaders in qualitative research methods
  • Network with qualitative and mixed methods researchers across disciplines and organizations
  • Uncover new funding sources for grants
  • Explore NVivo specific resources


No cost to eligible users.


Faculty Staff Students

Students, faculty and staff may obtain the software by clicking the Download NVivo button. After agreeing to the terms and conditions, users will be presented with a download link and the current software license key. Download NVivo

License Renewal

The NVivo license is renewed each year and a new key must be entered into the software. The new key can be found at the download site above.

Additional Information

NVivo projects can be transferred between NVivo for Windows and NVivo for Mac. NVivo for Windows and NVivo for Mac projects have different project file formats, but can be converted from one to the other using NVivo for Windows. Users who are familiar with NVivo for Windows should be aware that NVivo for Mac doesn’t contain all the same features as NVivo for Windows. To compare products, view differences in a feature comparison: visit NVivo’s website.

Eligibility and Cost

NVivo is available at no cost to UA students, faculty and staff.

Licensing Information

This software is licensed for use on both personal and University-owned machines and devices.

Funding for this license is provided by the School of Social Work, College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences and University Libraries.

Software Information

Visit NVivo’s Tutorial Website to learn how to get started. You may also contact NVivo for expert support.