During COVID-19, Research Commons' services continue.

SFU graduate students are encouraged to book consultations with the Research Commons staff and partners. Consultations are available by phone, via email, or through online video-conference.

Not finding what you're looking for? Please get in touch with us at research-commons@sfu.ca so we can discuss your research support needs. 


Canvas community

Join our Canvas community for NVivo users and researchers at SFU. We provide self-service learning materials, an online discussion forum, and host online office hours. Self-enroll in the Canvas course.


Online Office Hours

Graduate Peer NVivo Facilitators regularly host an online office hour in BB Collaborate in Canvas. Self-enroll in the Canvas course and drop in with your questions.

Dates and times for online office hours for this term are listed below. 

Book a consultation

Graduate Peer NVivo Facilitators are available to assist faculty, graduate students, and research group members by email (nvivo-rc@sfu.ca) or in one-on-one consultations. We may have some limited capacity to assist undergraduate students. The  facilitators are experienced NVivo users and skilled at assisting users with technology. They can introduce NVivo, discuss potential workflows, answer questions, and demonstrate features and techniques.

To schedule a meeting with one of our facilitators, please use the Consultation Request form.


The Research Commons offers webinars and in-person workshops on the use of NVivo. These are open to all SFU NVivo users or potential users and require registration.

Library workshops

Analyzing Social Media Data in NVivo [Online]

Are you interested in social media data analysis? In this workshop, we will explore NVivo’s capacity to collect and analyze various social media using the Chrome plug-in nCapture.


  • This workshop assumes that you already have some familiarity with NVivo and/or will have taken the "Introduction to NVivo" workshop.
  • Before the workshop, participants should download and install the latest version of NVivo. You can download NVivo and the license key with your SFU computing ID by using the self-serve download link here. If you are unable to get past the authentication page, then please email nvivo-rc@sfu.ca.
  • We will be using the Windows (PC) operating system and the interface is very different from the Mac operating system


Register for upcoming workshops

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
via Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)

Custom training

If you would like to request that one of the Graduate Peer NVivo Facilitators deliver a custom training session to your research group, methodology class, or other group of NVivo users, please contact nvivo-rc@sfu.ca to discuss the possibility.  We prioritize custom or course-embedded training for graduate classes and research groups. We may have some limited capacity to accommodate requests for training for undergraduate classes.

Training from QSR

QSR, the parent company of NVivo, periodically offers online eSeminars, sometimes free and sometimes for a fee, during which researchers or practitioners discuss how they have used NVivo to support their project. (Please note the time zone when registering for any of these.)

Past webinars and training are available on QSR's NVivo YouTube channel.