NVivo - Academic and Research License

NVivo supports qualitative and mixed methods research that helps you organize, analyze and find insights in unstructured or qualitative data.

License Coverage

This license allows all active faculty, staff and enrolled graduate students to install this product on university-owned and personally-owned computers. NVivo is also available in vLabs.

Software Download

This product may be run on Windows and MAC operating systems. To download this product:

Software Installation

  • After using the download link above,  create an account by clicking on the Sign In button in the top- right, then click on Sign up.
  • After logging in, you will be taken to your account home screen. In the section titled "Your next steps to getting started with NVivo", on the left click "here" where it says "Download older versions (eg NVivo 12 and previous)". Note:If you install the the "current" version of NVivo, our license will not work.
  • On the "Download older versions of NVivo" page, click either "NVivo 12 for Windows" or "NVivo 12 for Mac" depending on your Operating System. 
  • Install the software by running the downloaded file. Follow the prompts and enter the license key when requested.
  • Visit UMass Lowell Library quick guideline for NVivo.

Technical Support

For useful resources to help users get up and running with NVivo including tutorials, online help, eWorkshops and training, visit the QSR getting started with NVivo website. If you encounter issues when installing your software, also complete the online support request form.