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Software and tools

The Data Hub will provide access to software and online tools that support data collection and analysis. Software is accessible on all data workstations and a selection are available remotely. Broad categories of software and tools made available through the data hub include:

  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Qualitative data analysis
  • Spatial data analysis
  • Data visualization

For a full list of software available on the data workstations please check out the Find Software tool, search by location 'Data Hub'


Research Data Management and the Tri-Agency’s Draft Policy

A growing number of funders and publishers are implementing policies requiring researchers to plan and document their data management practices and to archive their research data. In this session, we will discuss the Tri-Agency’s Research Data Management Draft Policy and go over the principal elements of research data management, including organization, documentation, storage, and data publishing.

Creating a Data Management Plan

Get introduced to the fundamental elements of research data management planning using the Portage Network’s DMP Assistant. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for a DMP Assistant account and begin writing a data management plan. Participants are encouraged to come with an existing research project in mind, but practice projects will also be available.


Collecting Social Media Data for Research

Social media are potentially rich sources of data for research, but it can be difficult to systematically collect these data without coding skills. In this session, we will cover tools and methods for gathering data from social media sites, including Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms, that don’t require coding. Participants will have an opportunity in the workshop to use some of the tools and begin collecting data.