Big changes to NVivo for qualitative research

  • NVivo licenses now $0 at the Campus Computer Store
  • NVivo version 11 now available
  • Annual NVivo licenses need renewing now

NVivo is an analytical tool you can use to support your qualitative research. ICT works in partnership with the Social Sciences Research Laboratories (SSRL) to support NVivo. You might use qualitative analysis to investigate data gathered by techniques including interviews, questionnaires, and focus groups, in order to gain insight into the behaviour of the participants. NVivo is used both in research and in teaching, most frequently in social sciences and health sciences.

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Matlab R2015b Released


Matlab R2015b Released

The latest version of Matlab, R2015b (Version 8.6), is now available for installation on campus.

This version was released on September 3rd, 2015. Please check out the “Release Highlights” on MathWorks’ website. MathWorks also announced that this version can work with Windows 10.

If you are interested in upgrading to this latest version to take advantage of the new features, please contact us via


SSRL Research Methods Institute November 9-13

As a partner in the Social Sciences Research Laboratories, ICT is pleased to pass on information about their upcoming immersive workshop that will guide participants through social science research methods: “Framed within the context of Saskatchewan’s growing population, participants will utilize qualitative research methods (focus groups) to develop and test a survey research tool; program and implement an online survey; analyze the results using quantitative and qualitative analysis software and through maps and spatial analyses; and interpret and validate the results through experimental research.”
Registration is free and spaces are limited.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
November 9 – 10 and 12 – 13, 2015
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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Datashare changes

During the September “patch night” (Sept. 9) when all of the campus machines are shut down to receive their security and performance patches, the Datashare storage system will be changed to a virtual computer. This will not change the access for the system, but will make the system more effective.  The datashare service will be unavailable during the period of 10:00 PM September 9 to 2:00 AM September 10.

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New staff in ICT Research Computing


The ICT Research Computing Team (from left to right):  Ian MacPhedran, Juan Zuniga-Anaya, Song Hu, Sean Cavanaugh, John Costa, Jason Hlady, Keith Jeffrey.

Song Hu has joined Research Computing to facilitate the use of Linux in research. Song was previously at the Canadian Light Source.

John Costa joins us as a senior analyst to move along initiatives including improving our services health sciences research. John had been the IT Director for the College of Medicine.

Brian Reilkoff retired this spring after supporting the research and teaching in the Geophysics Department.

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