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Supports robust qualitative and mixed methods research for virtually any data source and any research method.

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by QSR

Intuitive data analysis software designed for public policy experts analyzing surveys.

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Creating software to help you discover the rich insights from humanised data.

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With decades of experience behind us, we're focused on being the first to help you advance your research.


In March, we released NVivo 12 offering new mixed-methods support, improved accuracy and a redesigned user-experience to enable simpler and more efficient data analysis. 

The next update in June provided users the ability to work in languages other than English; NVivo (Windows) included Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish and NVivo (Mac) French, German and Spanish.


In February, we released an update to NVivo 11 for Windows, which included support for a codebook that lets users work with their list of nodes and their descriptions outside of NVivo, so they can review or share them with others.

In October, we released groundbreaking new survey analysis software, Interpris.

Interpris was developed to meet the growing demands of those who need to confidently and easily analyze, understand and draw conclusions on public feedback from surveys. Designed to work with both closed and free-text survey responses, Interpris is easy to use and fast to learn, and offers the speed of automation combined with the precision of human analysis and refinement.


In April, we released an update to NVivo 11 for Windows which included an integration with experience and research software Qualtrics. This allows users to import Qualtrics surveys directly into their NVivo project.  The Mac version was also updated to localize visualizations in French, German and Spanish language.
The next update was released in August, which included an integration with One Note online for NVivo 11 for Windows, allowing users to import their notes directly into NVivo.
In August we also released an update to NVivo for Mac, which allowed integration with reference management tools Zotereo, RefWork and Mendeley.


In September, we released powerful new software for qualitative data analysis. NVivo 11 for Windows comes in three editions, plus new releases of NVivo for Mac and NVivo for Teams. 

In February, we released the second major free update for NVivo for Mac. This update enables you to import spreadsheet files as datasets and either code content manually or use auto coding to speed up the coding process. It also provides the ability to record your ideas and mark content for follow-up in documents, PDFs, memos and externals with annotations. Additionally, use word frequency queries to list the most frequently occurring words in your source material and visualize the results in a word cloud.


In March we released NVivo for Mac Beta, providing an authentic Mac experience for QDA software users. This public beta release of NVivo for Mac enables you to collect, organize, and analyze content from interviews, focus groups, observations and literature.

In March we also released NVivo 10 for Windows Service Pack 5. We partnered with TranscribeMe so you can order transcripts of audio and video from within NVivo. Completed transcripts automatically download back into NVivo projects and synchronize with original media files. NVivo 10 for Windows Service Pack 5 also enables you to connect directly to your Evernote account from within NVivo and import material you've collected in the field.

In June we released NVivo for Mac, true Mac software for qualitative data analysis. NVivo for Mac includes all the functionality of NVivo for Mac Beta, plus more. Following this release, NVivo 10 users can access NVivo for Mac at no extra cost for the term of their license, enterprise licenses are entitled to provide access to NVivo 10 for Windows and NVivo for Mac, and NVivo for Mac training is available.

In September, we released the first major free update for NVivo for Mac. This update enables you to capture and import web pages and online PDFs with NCapture. It also provides the ability to compare coded material across nodes and cross-tabulate data using Matrix Coding Queries. Additionally, those using Mac OS X 10.8 or above can now use Mac Dictation to input text by speaking instead of typing, and use text-to-speech options so your Mac will be able to read the text in material out loud.

Also in September we released NVivo 10 for Windows Service Pack 6, providing the ability to purchase transcripts of audio and video content in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish, as well as English from within NVivo - and check the status of pending orders. This service pack also delivers improved functionality for project recovery.


In February, we released NVivo 10 Service Pack 2, a free update for NVivo 10 featuring five new language interfaces: French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Simplified Chinese. A separate Japanese interface is also available. This release also allows users to import YouTube videos and comments and work with them within NVivo. You can also geovisualize social media data to see where commentators have come from.

In September, we announced a partnership that combines SurveyMonkey and NVivo, making it easy for people to collect, organize, understand and report on open-ended survey responses. The new functionality for SurveyMonkey and NVivo was released in NVivo 10 Service Pack 3, a free update for NVivo 10.

In October we released NVivo 10 Service Pack 4 providing the ability to import PNG image files, improved Chinese language support in Word Frequency Queries and a new experimental feature for auto coding based on existing coding patterns. This new feature helped perform 'broad-brush' coding of text passages that contain similar words to previously coded content. It was designed to speed up the coding process for large volumes of textual content.


In June, we released NVivo 10 and NVivo Server 10. This ground breaking software featured a new tool, NCapture, that allows you to easily capture web pages and data from social media and import it into NVivo for analysis.

In October, our NVivo 10 software was selected as a finalist for the Association of Survey Computing / Market Research Society Award for Technology Innovation and Effectiveness in the UK.

In October, we announced that we are developing NVivo for Mac.


In a first for the qualitative research software industry, our NVivo 9 software was verified as Citrix Ready in March.

In April, QSR announced a new partnership with the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), the UK's largest, independent not-for-profit research institute.

In June, we released NVivo 9.1, an update to NVivo 9 which provided our customers with arguably the best support for PDFs in our industry.

In September, we released NVivo 9.2, a free update to NVivo 9 featuring five new languages: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese. A separate Japanese language version of NVivo 9 was also made available. The NVivo 9.2 release also included new support for Framework analysis, a research methodology developed by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen).


The NVivo 9 teaching grant program was launched in May, with ten grants available to academics teaching qualitative research methods worldwide.

In October, we launched NVivo 9, our next generation of data analysis software and NVivo Server 9, our first ever team collaboration solution.

We joined Twitter in November, which ensured we now have a dedicated presence on the major social media platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.


We hit a major milestone, of having more than 400,000 users in over 150 countries licensed to use our software.

We launched eWorkshops which allowed users from across the globe to participate in online training workshops from the convenience of their home or office.

In April, we released French and German versions of NVivo 8.

QSR launched the inaugural NVivo Teaching Grant Program for academics teaching qualitative research methods at American and Canadian universities.

We announced a new partnership with Malaysian based firm StatWorks in June. StatWorks assumed responsibility for the management of our entire reseller network in Malaysia and Singapore, as well as delivering local support and training.

In September, QSR was named as the winner of the Australian Dell Small Business Excellence Award 2009.

QSR was named the 2009 Victorian Business of the Year in The Age/Dun & Bradstreet Business Awards in November.

In December, our NVivo 8 software won the Market Research Society/Association for Survey Computing Award for Technology Effectiveness.


NVivo 8 was launched in March.

In August, we launched Simplified Chinese and Spanish versions of NVivo 8. A Japanese version of NVivo 8 followed in October.

QSR International won the Information and Communication Technology category at the 2008 Governor of Victoria Export Awards in October.

In December, we were named as one of Dynamic Business Magazine’s ‘Standout Businesses of 2008’.


Over 350,000 researchers in nearly 100 countries were licensed to use our software.

In May, we were selected as a finalist in the Applications and Infrastructure Tools category in the 2007 Australian Information Industry Association iAwards.

In a world first, QSR partnered with Japanese firm Hulinks to deliver qualitative research software programs in Japanese.

We established an authorized training program in the United States and United Kingdom.


QSR became a Microsoft Gold Partner in January.

NVivo 7 was launched in February. It took the best of our NVivo 2 and N6 software, and added innovative new features and tools. It allowed qualitative researchers to manage, code, analyze and report on data in ways they never thought possible.

In June, NVivo 7 is used as a reference project at Microsoft conference, TechEd, in Boston.

QSR won the Information and Communications Technology Award at the Governor of Victoria Export Awards in October.


Over seventy trainers offered workshops or consulting on our website, with another thirty offering site support.

We received national recognition for our commitment to innovation and is awarded the R&D Commercial Ready grant from AusIndustry.


We received a commendation for "Information and Communications Technology" in the Governor of Victoria (Australia) Export Awards.

Over 300 organizations held enterprise licenses for our software, including Ipsos-MORI, which is the largest independent market research agency in the UK.


We opened our sales offices in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Over 200,000 researchers in over ninety countries were licensed to use our software.

Over 150 organizations held enterprise licenses for our software.

Our software was published in nearly a dozen teaching texts and independent publications.

Qualitative research courses began including our software. The first university conference on teaching qualitative research with QSR software was held in Wisconsin, USA. Its proceedings were published and it became a biennial event.


We launched our N6 software with exciting new innovations that ensured it could handle very large amounts of data and automate an even wider range of clerical tasks. Like all the NUD*IST and NVivo releases to date, it was developed by Tom and Lyn Richards.

We launched NVivo 2. It contained new tools for showing and examining data, supporting finer analysis and more detailed searching.

Nearly sixty organizations held enterprise licenses for our software.


We won the "Information and Communications Technology" category in the Governor of Victoria (Australia) Export Awards.


We launched N5. From project set up and document preparation to accessing tools quickly and easily from the new interface - N5 brought a new level of speed and convenience to qualitative research.

Over 100,000 people in over seventy countries were licensed to use our software.


The first NVivo software product was developed by Tom Richards and released. It contained unique tools specifically for fine, detailed analysis and qualitative modeling. It was heralded as the next generation of qualitative research software.

The first international conference on strategies for research with qualitative software was held in the UK. It focused on our software. The event was a success and has been held annually thereafter. In a world first for our industry, it remains as the only independent conference dedicated to working with our software.


We launched N4, the fourth version in the NUD*IST software range. N4 introduced the ability to work with statistical data and offered greater teamwork support with inbuilt tools for merging and sharing information easily.


QSR International was formed, and the original founders are Tom and Lyn Richards. Also, the first of many international events took place to specifically focus on training expert researchers to teach our software.

World leading supplier of books and online media, SAGE Publications, signed a five year agreement to distribute our products in the United Kingdom and the United States. This marked the start of our global operations.

1982 to 1994

Initially part of a University research project, our NUD*IST software continued to develop. Two further major releases were launched, and they included a range of world first innovations including tools to further automate manual tasks, enhance analysis and integrate with statistical software. It was the world's leading qualitative research software and was used in over twenty countries.


NUD*IST software was first developed by Tom Richards to support social research by Lyn Richards. One of the first qualitative research programs of its kind, the product stood for 'Non-Numerical Unstructured Data Indexing Searching and Theorizing'. It helped to change the way that qualitative research is conducted.