The Collaboratory hosts the UCSB Qualitative Data Analysis Study Group.  This group serves as a forum for discussion regarding methods and tools used in any research involving the collection and analysis of qualitative data sources, such as open-ended questionaires, interviews, ethnographies, and social media.

The Collaboratory licenses MaxQDA and NVIVO.  These programs are available in the Collaboratory and, until December 2022, on Azure Labs virtual machines. Request access to an NVIVO or MaxQDA license

We host occasional events and an e-mail list.  ​To subscribe, please send an email from your UCSB email address to  
In the subject line, put "subscribe qualdata FirstName LastName", replacing FirstName and LastName with your own name. This list is monitored by library staff and requires approval to join.