NVivo Office Hours return for the Spring 2023 Term: Tuesdays, 10am-12pm

Drop-in NVivo Office Hours are available Tuesdays, 10am-12pm during the Spring Term beginning January 17, 2023. Click here to access the link to join our online office hours on Zoom. No registration required—just drop in. 

Updating the license key for NVivo 12

The current SFU site license for NVivo was renewed in May 2022. A new license key is available, via the self-serve download page. All SFU NVivo users will need to input the new license key in order to continue using the software.  

What is NVivo?

NVivo is a software package that helps with the organization and analysis of unstructured data. It will help you:

  • classify, sort, and arrange information
  • examine relationships in your data
  • guide your data analysis

NVivo will allow you to:

  • test theories
  • identify trends in your data
  • cross-examine information in many different ways, using its search and query functions

The observations you make through NVivo can help build a body of evidence to support a case or project.

NVivo supports data formats such as audio files, videos, digital photos, Word, PDF, spreadsheets, rich text, plain text, web sites and social media data (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube). You can import data from applications like Microsoft Excel,Microsoft Word, IBM SPSS Statistics, EndNote, Microsoft OneNote, SurveyMonkey and Evernote. 

Software availability

In Spring 2013, SFU Library acquired a site license for NVivo Software for the use of SFU students, faculty, staff, and SFU-based members of research teams. Currently, the Library has committed to making this software available through to April 2024.

Computer labs

At SFU Burnaby, NVivo12 for Windows is installed on computers in W.A.C. Bennett Library, including Computer Lab 2105 and Instructional Lab & Computers Room 4009. Nvivo is also installed on the Macs in the Research Commons at Burnaby. 

At SFU Vancouver, NVivo is installed in Harbour Centre lab 1350, on computers in Belzberg Library, as well as on computers in the Research Commons at Vancouver.

At SFU Surrey, NVivo is installed on computers in Fraser Library. 

NVivo is available in various departmental labs on the 3 campuses -- check with your LAN Administrator to verify or request installation.

Individual computers

Please see NVivo: Getting Started for information on downloading NVivo software, for Windows or for Mac, to a personal desktop or laptop computer. 

NVivo is also available on lending laptops borrowed from SFU Library.