Getting Started with NVivo

NVivo is the most powerful and most cited software for qualitative data analysis. Whether you’re exploring NVivo on a 14-day free trial or have purchased a license and are ready to get started with your research project, follow these simple steps to get up and running fast.  

PLEASE NOTE: These steps are for the latest version of NVivo, released March 2020. NVivo 12 is the previous version. 

Before you start:

Steps 1 & 2:

Step 3:



myNVivo Account 

You will need a myNVivo account to trial or purchase. 


Download and Activate 

Set up NVivo to be ready to use on your computer.  


Start Using NVivo 

Watch short videos demonstrating key tasks to get your analysis started.