Projects created in older versions of NVivo can be opened and worked with in newer versions of NVivo. Projects from older versions that are opened in newer versions of NVivo will be updated to the newer NVivo’s project format automatically. Please note however that projects created in newer versions of NVivo cannot be opened in earlier versions of NVivo. If you are sharing project files with others, you will all need to be using the same version of the software.

NVivo supports the REFI-QDA Standard, allowing you to import and export data in a standard format. This means you can import data into NVivo from other programs such as ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA, f4analyse, QDA Minder, Quirkos and Transana.