ACU Research

We support our community of

researchers to achieve their goals


Information on forthcoming training and workshops is available from News and Events.

In addition we offer:

NVivo software

NVivo is a qualitative research data analysis package. ACU research candidates are able to request a copy of this software by visiting Support Services (IT) on your campus.
Please note that when requesting NVivo from IT you will need to provide evidence of enrolment such as a student card and your ACU username.
Support Services (IT) locations:

  • Mackillop (North Sydney) campus, Level 5, 23 Berry St, North Sydney, 2060
  • Aquinas (Ballarat) campus, Room 209
  • Mt Saint Mary (Strathfield) campus, Building G
  • St Patrick’s (Melbourne) campus, Room 4.43
  • McAuley (Brisbane) campus, Room AC30
  • Signadou (Canberra) campus, Room B100


A limited number of off-site licences for the SPSS statistical  analysis package are available for ACU research candidates. Candidates should contact in the first instance as licencing for off-premise use of SPSS has special conditions that ACU must conform to.



SciVal is a set of three integrated modules (Performance Overview; Benchmarking Scenarios; and Collaboration) that enables evidence-based strategic decisions.

  • SciVal User Guide
  • SciVal Metrics Guidebook

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Access to Microdata and Census data is available to ACU researchers.

ABS Microdata

In order to gain access to the ABS Microdata (CURF’s) you will need to register to join as an ACU user.
Once you register, Research Services will confirm your application to join. You will then get an email from the ABS giving you the details and password to access to the requested CURFS.

View the Expected and Available microdata.


Staff and students are able to register for TableBuilder Pro or Basic as a member of ACU. Access to this is free as ACU is a party to the agreement with ABS. Please note that ACU has a licence for this.

TableBuilder Pro, which is much more capable, is available to ACU staff and students without a license fee as this has been paid by Universities Australia. More information is available on the ABS website.

Census data pack registration

For the Census data packs you will need to register via the ABS website. Please note these packs are free.

For further information please contact Michael Murphy, ACU ABS contact officer.