IRISS - UCalgary's online ethics application system

Go to IRISS and click on the Help tab for user guides and other resources.



The University has a range of helpful user guides and resources.

Go to UCalgary Qualtrics

NVivo – Qualitative data analysis software

Several resources and guides on coding and analyzing qualitative data (interviews, focus groups, etc.) are available on the company's website.

Go to NVivo

EndNote – Citation management software

EndNote provides training and support resources for users. Please note: the UCalgary MicroStore (in the Bookstore) offers a steep discount for students and employees.

The UCalgary Library has an EndNote Help webpage.

Go to EndNote


If you are not familiar with SPSS, there are many online resources that you may find helpful. You can try IBM’s SPSS website for more information or use some online tutorial guides to help you figure out how to do a certain type of analysis. See also:

MS Excel

This blog outlines a number of excellent resources for learning both basic and advanced functions of Microsoft Excel.

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Training / Troubleshooting

The Nursing Research Office is happy to provide training and troubleshooting for various software programs. Please send us a service request with your specific questions. Also, see below for links to helpful online resources and guides.

If you are experiencing technical issues (e.g., program not working), it may be best to contact UCalgary's Information Technologies (IT) or the software company directly.

Software Training/Troubleshooting