NVivo is a software package that helps with qualitative data analysis. Keep track of all data associated with your project, code your data, create models to help organize your research, run queries on your coded data, create charts and reports for sharing with others etc.


  • Please register via ITS for access to NVivo Transcription. If you used Transcription when we had it on trial, you will also have to register to be added to our enterprise license.
  • Uses advanced speech recognition giving precise, automated transcripts in a short amount of time (about half the time of the recording)
  • This service has been vetted by Carleton's Research Ethics


  • We are available for online consultations (for individuals or groups) via e-mail and Zoom
  • Our services are for CU faculty, students and staff only.


To get the license key:

  • Connect to this ITS page and then follow their link to the license form.
  • License key is free to CU students, faculty, and staff, and is good for both Mac and Windows versions
    (license key for NVivo 12 still available if needed, we encourage you to upgrade to the latest version)

To download the software:

  • Sign up for a myNVivo Portal account using your full Carleton email address xxxxx@cmail.carleton.ca OR xxxxx@cunet.carleton.ca
  • Use the Download tab
  • IMPORTANT: after downloading the software and installing it, when it asks you to "Activate NVivo", you need to use the "enterprise key" link (smaller font, below the myNVivo link) to enter our license keylocation of link for "enterprise" activation of NVivo
  • Projects created using older versions of NVivo can be opened in the new version, see details.
  • Any questions related to the license for NVivo itself (as opposed to how to use the software) should be directed to Carleton's ITS Service Desk


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