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NVivo 12 Download


NVivo is the most used qualitative and mixed-methods data analysis software tool by academics and professional researchers globally.

Whether you’re working on a dissertation, publication, funded research or teaching the next generation of experts, you’ll create positive change with NVivo – powerful software that helps you deliver the most robust, defensible findings. Lecturers, professors, students and researchers all over the world use NVivo to organize, manage and analyze their qualitative data from text, images, literature, video, surveys, social media and more.

See the Free NVivo Resources page for useful guides, help, and webinars.

Get started with NVivo Tutorials for Windows or Mac.

SDSU students may download NVivo 12 by submitting their RedID.


  • The campus NVivo 12 license expires 1/25/2021
  • NVivo 12 will only run on MacOS X 10.11(El Capitan) and above.  Older versions of MacOS are not supported.
  • Faculty may download NVivo from the ETCS Software Distribution Center, using SDSUid credentials.