The REFI-QDA Standard enables interoperability between participating Qualitative Data Analysis Software (QDAS or CAQDAS) programs. Projects can be exported from one program and opened in another where they are converted into the receiving program's format.
It is an open standard and any program can implement it, thus increasing the number of software programs that can ‘talk’ to one another.
Participating software vendors include Atlas.ti, f4Analyse, NVivo and QDA-Miner, amongst others.
REFI-QDA was developed by the Rotterdam Exchange Format Initiative.
The REFI-QDA Standard makes it possible to exchange projects between all software packages that support the XML exchange format.