NVivo is a qualitative data analysis (QDA) computer software package produced by QSR International. It has been designed for qualitative researchers working with very rich text-based and/or multimedia information, where deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data are required.


The current version of NVivo at U of G is 11. Faculty, staff and students at the University of Guelph may access NVivo in two different ways: in the library computer lab, or on your own computer.

  1. Library computer lab

    In the Learning Commons computer lab, NVivo is installed on all machines 

  2. Acquire a copy for your own computer

    If you are faculty, staff or student at the University of Guelph, you may obtain the site-licensed copy of Nvivo for Windows for home or office use. However, it may only be used while you are employed by, or a registered student at, the University of Guelph. To purchase your copy, go to the CCS Software Distribution Site.

Acquiring Software

Please visit the CCS Software Distribution Site to download a copy for your computer. 

Installation Procedure

NVivo System Requirements

NVivo 11 Standalone Installation Instructions

NVivo 11 Renewing the License

Additional Information

For more useful resources on getting up and running with NVivo 11 including tutorials, online help, eWorkshops, and training, visit the Getting Started page.


Product manuals for NVivo can be found on QSR International's Site.