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NVivo from QSR International analyzes forms of unstructured data, allowing quick integration using bulit-in query and visualization functions.

A detailed description of NVivo can be found on the QSR International website: http://www.qsrinternational.com/products_nvivo.aspx.


NVivo is offered under a limited-count campus site license.  Purdue-owned and personally-owned computers for students, faculty, and staff on the West Lafayette campus only.  Versions are available for the Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X platforms. 

This software must be fully uninstalled from personally owned equipment upon graduation, when association with the University ends, or an individual's status changes resulting in ineligibility.

Current Distributed Version: 10


Purdue's agreement with QSR Internation provides 1-year limited term licenses for NVivo for both Academic and Administrative use.  Renewal of Purdue's agreement with QSR International at the end of this term is dependent on sponsor approval and funding.


A license key is required from ITaP Software Licensing and Distribution to use this software.  To request your license key, please send e-mail to itap-licensing@purdue.edu from your @purdue.edu e-mail address.  Include your Career Account username in your request.  Once eligibility has been confirmed, the key will be made available to you within approximately one business day or less via ITaP's Filelocker service at http://filelocker.purdue.edu.  The requester will receive an e-mail confirmation when the key is available for download.

The NVivo installer can be immediately downloaded from the QSR International website at the links below.  NVivo is currently on version 10.  Click the appropriate link below for your system:

Download NVivo 10 (Windows 64-bit) For Windows 64-bit systems.  Installer size is 392MB.
Download NVivo 10 (Windows 32-bit) For Windows 32-bit systems.  Installer size is 644MB.
Download NVivo 10 for Mac For Mac OS X systems.  Installer size is 329 MB.

For help finding out whether your Windows system is 32-bit or 64-bit, please see the Windows Information instruction page.


The current license for NVivo will expire on Friday May 27, 2016.  Upon Purdue's renewal of this product's agreement for an additional term, a new license key will automatically be available to all current NVivo Purdue users through http://filelocker.purdue.edu.

Please check


for the status of the status of NVivo's renewal, and for instructions on how registered users can apply their renew license key when it is available.


ITaP Licensing and Distribution offers limited support of this product, covering issues with software installation and licensing.  Please send e-mail to itap-licensing@purdue.edu with details, including the exact text of any warnings received and the steps during installation or use where the issue arises.

For all other product support requests, please contact QSR International directly at http://www.qsrinternational.com/support.aspx.

Contact Information

ITaP Licensing can be contacted at itap-licensing@purdue.edu Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.  Response to inquiries will usually be one business day or less.