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Ethics Research at UNSW Research Student Clinic
NVivo Software Epi Info Software
NVivo Training  


Ethics Research at UNSW

For more details on applying for ethics approval see UNSW Human Research Ethics


NVivo Software

Software that might be helpful to your research studies is NVivo Software: NVivo can be accessed both on- and off-campus. To access the licence, please send an email request to UNSW IT Service Desk requesting a QSR NVivo Licence. Free NVivo tutorials are available online. See information below regarding the NVivo workshops that SPHCM runs each term.

NVivo Training

Registration is now open for 2019 NVivo workshop

The Qualitative Research Network (QRN) Hub runs NVivo training workshops, which include some basics of qualitative data analysis, together with the skills of using NVivo, to manage and code qualitative data. The training will take you through the various features of NVivo12 and will be conducted as a 1 day workshop, as directed below. During the workshops, you will receive valuable hands-on experience in coding your data using NVivo12. The workshops will be facilitated by Dr Husna Razee.

Attendance to the session is ESSENTIAL.

2019 Dates





Term 2 Session (2 x 1/2 days)


Thursday, 18 July & Friday, 19 July 2019


9.30am – 1.30pm


Room 305, Samuels Building, UNSW Upper Campus


  • Introduction to Nvivo workspace and ribbons
  • Creating a new project, saving and backing up project
  • Planning for your Nvivo project including preparation of data
  • Creating folders and importing documents
  • Essentials of coding
  • Annotations and links
  • Managing coding
  • Practice Coding
  • Attributes, values and classifications
  • Importing classification sheets and survey data
  • Practice with own data
  • Querying data
  • Strategies for visualising data (models/maps; exploring relationships; charts etc.)
  • Practice with own data


Frequently asked questions

Whom is this workshop for?
  • Higher degree research students who have a qualitative research component as part of their research and who are not familiar with NVivo use
  • Academics or researchers who are expecting to or currently undertaking qualitative data collection and want to use NVivo for qualitative data management

Do I need any data to do this training?

Bringing your own data is NOT essential.  The facilitator will provide data for you to practice with.  However, you will get more out of the training if you have your own data. This can be either 3-5 interview transcripts, or focus group discussion transcripts, observation field notes, documents you want to analyse or even journal articles that you would be using for your literature review.

What do I need to bring to the workshop?

  • A laptop with Nvivo12 installed and activated.
  • Your own data if you have it. It is NOT ESSENTIAL that you bring your own data

We will inform you closer to the training what else is needed.

Will I incur any costs to participate in this training?

These workshops do incur a fee, at different rates for UNSW students, UNSW staff, and for non-UNSW participants. Workshop costs include refreshments, certification, and workshop materials. The fee is a total of AUD $300 for UNSW students, $600 for UNSW staff (including conjoint staff) and $950 for non-UNSW participants. The fee is non-refundable unless you withdraw your registration at least two weeks prior to the session.

Payment details

If you would like to attend NVivo training please complete the NVivo Registration Form


Epi Info Software

Epi Info: The free statistics package. If you are using a UNSW-owned computer, you will need to log a request with the IT service desk for the software to be downloaded onto your computer. Tutorials for Epi Info are available.


Research Student Clinic

The Research Student Clinic will give you 30 minutes to discuss your project with a biostatistician.  This clinic is designed to give you general advice only. This advice could include suggestions on analysis techniques, software or other resources that may help you. It will be possible to have one follow-up clinic session of 30 minutes.  
To make a booking for the clinic please fill out the Research Student Clinic Form and email to


Qualitative Research Clinic

The Qualitative Research Clinic is available to UNSW higher degree research students (PhD, MPhil, MRes). You can receive up to 60 minutes free of charge to discuss your project with an experienced qualitative researcher. This consultation is designed to give you general advice only. This advice could include suggestions on research methodology, data collection methods, rigour of research, analysis techniques, software, or other resources that may help you. It is possible to have a 30 minute follow up discussion, also free of charge. If more consultation is required, you will need to pay an hourly fee of $150 per hour. Please register here. (