NVivo services for Qualitative Research

ICT and the Social Sciences Research Laboratories are pleased to set up new services for using NVivo.

NVivo is a tool to support qualitative analysis. NVivo is an example of Computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software.   What qualitative research is.

ICT is pleased to partner with the Social Sciences Research Laboratories (SSRL) in order to provide better service for researchers doing qualitative analysis.

A number of related NVivo services are available:

  • Consulting, data coding and data analysis capacity are available through the SSRL
  • Subsidized prices for NVivo client licenses are available through the Campus Computer Store
  • Standard or customized NVivo training may be arranged through the SSRL
  • ICT provides access to a shared implementation of the NVivo Server software which can support a number of research projects.  NVivo Server supports multi-user, concurrent access to an NVivo database.
  • Additionally, a remote access service supports off-campus access to the NVivo Server
  • ICT manages the relationship with vendor QSR International

In order to access the service:


  • The licensing for NVivo restricts it to non-commercial use associated with the University.
  • Setups for NVivo Server will be made for Principal Investigators of research projects.
  • Each user of the NVivo Server software needs an NSID



Maple 2015

The current version of Maple (Maple 2015) is now available on campus. This version has a number of new features. There are improvements in the graphical features, data handling, and there is support for handling units (temperature in Kelvin, Celsius and Fahrenheit as an example).

UPDATE: MapleSoft has just announced webinars on learning Maple 2015.

Please contact Research Computing for information on installing and using Maple.


MATLAB R2014b Patch Released

MathWorks has informed us that they have found and resolved a number of problems in MATLAB R2014b that could lead to files being removed.

Information about the bugs and patch is available in bug report #1184018 on MathWorks’ website. In short, the most serious one is removal of files in the current directory when MATLAB exits. The others are crashes when using Simulink. The fixes are ZIP files that must be extracted in the MATLAB R2041b install directory, by a privileged user.

The main distribution from MathWorks has been patched, and installs from the ditto distribution site after the morning of January 16 will have these patches in place.

If you have any questions about these MATLAB patches, please contact Research Computing for answers. Remember to backup your files (such as the .m files) to prevent loss of data or work.