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This is a guide on resources available at the University of Florida and beyond on research data management. It includes information about tools for data management planning, data and file sharing, metadata and data standards, and data storage.
UF researchers have access to an instance of Galaxy at Research Computing- a web-based framework for accessible, reproducible and transparent biological computing. Galaxy has arisen as the most popular framework for providing biological researchers access to the tools they need for the analysis of their data.
The University of Florida is a partner institution of the DMPTool. It allows you to create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies. Use your gatorlink and password to login and use this tool.
Secure File Sharing Service at UF
File-Express allows any individuals with UF Gatorlink accounts to securely exchange files that may be too large, or otherwise blocked by traditional e-mail methods. Using a secure server and the Gatorlink Authentication system, users can easily share files with members of both the UF and Non-UF community.
This web-based data capture tool is available for free for any research project at UF. Initially designed for clinical data capture, REDCap allows you to create a database and related forms quickly and output data into Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R).
Electronic Lab Notebooks (also known as an ELNs) can be used to store, organize, share, and publish laboratory data. This link from the University of Utah Libraries includes a list of existing ELN products. The University of Cambridge also discusses ELN considerations: https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/institute-life/computing/elnguidance
This open-source web application allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text. Notebooks can be shared with others using email, Dropbox, GitHub and the Jupyter Notebook Viewer.
This web-based tool supports the scientist's workflow including components for documenting and archiving studies, sharing materials, increasing transparency, and registering hypotheses and other materials.
Open Refine (formerly Google Refine) is a freely-available tool for working with messy data. In a local, spreadsheet-like interface, Open Refine allows you to use filters and facets to clean messy data, to transform lists into tables, and to merge datasets.
DataCite helps you cite research data by providing persistent identifiers and suggested citation styles. Also included are other tools to find, access, and re-use data.
Data Analysis Tools
IBM SPSS Statistics allows you to explore your data, formulate hypotheses, make statistical analysis, to clarify relationships between variables, create clusters, identify trends and make predictions. Access to this software is available on all Academic Technology computers (including the public computers in all UF libraries).
SPSS free training workshops may be provided by e-Learning Support Services. Those interested should contact Dr. Silva-Lugo.
SAS Statistics software provides a wide range of analytical capabilities, from traditional analysis of variance to exact methods and statistical visualization techniques. SAS also offers an interactive matrix programming language and exploratory data analysis with integration to R. Access to this software is available on all Academic Technology computers (including the public computers in all UF libraries).
Faculty/department licensing of this commonly used tool for geospatial data is available through the UF GeoPlan Center. ArcGIS is available for free to students through UF Apps: http://info.apps.ufl.edu/