NVivo is qualitative data analysis software designed for work with very rich text-based and/or multimedia information.

Software services administer an NVivo site license agreement underwritten by the School of Social and Political Science. Other university schools, staff and students can buy into the agreement for their university work.

NVivo in Schools

Schools can purchase single licenses or Schoolwide licenses for unlimited distribution to staff and school machines. For Windows, single staff licenses cost £80 per annum and students £40 per annum. For Mac, single staff licenses are £60 p.a. and students are £30 p.a.

Orders to be placed via EIT

School-wide licenses

Please contact Software Services to discuss an NVivo schoolwide license for your school. Prices are banded by school size and schools would commit for the length of the agreement, ends April 2015.

Staff from schools with schoolwide licenses should obtain copies of NVivo and seek support directly from their own School support staff and not via Software Services. Students are not included in the schoolwide agreement but can purchase it separately see under home use below.

There are schoolwide licenses at:

  • Business
  • Centre for Population Health Sciences
  • Health in Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Social and Political Sciences

Installing NVivo

Once you have confirmed you are in a School that is a participant in the site license scheme, in order to get NVivo installed on your University-managed computer please, in the first instance, contact the IS Helpline:

Home use copies for Staff and Students under site license

Staff and Students are able to purchase copies of NVivo for use on personal computers for University work. Prices as above are for windows £80 per annum for Staff copies and £40 per annum for Student copies, for mac £60 p.a. for staff and £30 p.a. for students and may be purchased from the IS Helpdesk in the University's Main Library in George Square, or online using ePay.

Please note: Site license copies are for installation on personal computers for University work only. Any Staff and Students wishing their own personal copies will need to purchase them from the publisher, QSR (web link below).

Technical and Agreement details

Nvivo is published by QSR International, go to their web site more technical details of Nvivo

Software services administer a 5 year Chest site license agreement for the university, ending after April 2015. Detailed information on the Chest agreement can be found on the EDUSERV site. Upgrades are included in the contract for the length of the agreement.

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