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Termination of Nvivo Site License

[Update on 28 June 2017: 
We have decided to continue the coordination of the Nvivo site license for another 3-year term (1 September 2017 to 31 August 2020) as the original supplier has agreed to adjust the price to an acceptable level.  Departments will be kept informed of the license renewal details in summer 2017.   This software will continue be offered in the communal PCs in the Chi Wah Learning Commons and KB-110.  For enquiries, please contact our Ms Sarah Li at ymli@hku.hk.]

The site license on Nvivo, a solution for qualitative data analysis, will not be renewed upon the expiry of the current agreement on 1 September 2017 due to the shrinking demand from departments as well as the price increment imposed by the vendor.  Both factors make this site license unable to operate in a sustainable way and thus this non-renewal decision.

Subscribing departments have already been informed of this decision to allow time for them to look for other alternate software solutions if necessary.  Departments may also consider ordering standalone licenses from the supplier, QSR, directly if this software has to be continuously used.

Subsequently, this software will also be removed from the communal PCs supported by us including those in the Chi Wah Learning Commons and KB-110 in summer 2017 when the PC image will be refreshed.

Thank you for your attention.

Idy Tang
User Services Team
Tel: 3917 6220
Email: tangky@hku.hk