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Hurst Hall Room 202

Mon - Thur: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 7 pm
Sat: Noon - 7 pm
Sun: Closed

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016


NVivo is a powerful research tool for coding data from a variety of sources, including text-based documents, interviews, surveys, maps, audio/video files, and social media data. This program will help automate a variety of qualitative and quantitative research tasks, and provides a single place to keep track of a wide variety of data.

Campus Availability | Installation Options | Support | Workshops | Resources

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Where can I use NVivo on campus?

Consultants are available to assist you in the CRTL lab during our regular hours. If you have a complex problem, please contact us by phone (202-885-3862) or email ( to set-up an appointment.  Otherwise just drop in!

NVivo can be accessed in the following campus computer labs:

  • CTRL lab
  • Anderson Computing Complex

How can I get NVivo on my computer?

Nvivo is also available for access from anywhere in the world through American University's Virtual Computing Lab (VCL). For more information, click here

Free installation of NVivo is available on AU owned computers as well as the personal computers of AU faculty, staff and students. Please contact us by phone (202-885-3862) or email ( to request an installation.

How can I get support using NVivo for research or for class?

  • One-on-one assistance (drop-in during regular hours, or schedule an appointment
  • In-Class Tutorials (standard or custom tailored, request)

What workshops do you offer?

CTRL Lab offers a variety of workshops each semester to train members of the AU community in the software that it supports. Examples of workshops we have offered in the past can be seen below, and you can follow the link to view our current schedule. If you are interested receiving training that is not listed in our regular workshop schedule, please contact us by email to request an appointment.

Introduction to NVivo: Designed for first time and very-new users, this workshop teaches how to bring data into NVivo, how to code data, and basic analyses.   

Intermediate NVivo: This workshop will explore more advanced features of Nvivo and explain how to conduct inter-rater reliability, format word documents to auto code in Nvivo, and explore your code with queries.   

Advanced NVivo – Visualizing Models: This workshop will explore more advanced features of Nvivo and explain how these features help you: build models to capture initial ideas or interact with the data; create graphs; and use other visualization tools such as word trees, word clouds, cluster analysis, and charts.   

To view the schedule of workshops, click here.

If you want to take a workshop that is not on our schedule, contact us, and we can arrange a one-on-one session.

For registration information, click here.

What resources can I access online?

Introduction to NVivo (handout

Intermediate Nvivo (handout)

Advanced NVivo - Visualizing Models (handout

Online tutorials by QSR International 

Support Materials by QSR International

NVivo Teachers Guide


CTRL Lab Info

Fall & Spring Hours:
Mon - Thur: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 7 pm
Sat: 12 pm - 7 pm
Sun: Closed

Summer & Winter Break Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Hurst Hall, Room 202

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For help with CTRL supported activities, visit the lab during business hours, call 202-885-3862, email For people who are traveling, we can arrange for support via Skype - contact us for more information.

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