Research Tools and Training

Sydney ResBaz 2018, 3-5 July

Are you an HDR candidate or early career research and want to pick up new software skills for your research?

This year Macquarie University is hosting Sydney ResBaz, a free, 3-day event teaching participants everything from data processing and analysis, computer programming in R and Python, digital humanities, to project management. The workshops on offer will build skills in a particular digital 'tool' based on a research-specific problem.


2018 Training Sessions

CourseTimeWhenWhereRegister
Programming with R (Intro) - Day 1*^9.30am-12.30pmWednesday, 20 June 2018Library - Training LabEventbrite
Programming with R (Intro) - Day 2*^9.30am-12.30pmThursday, 21 June 2018Library - Training LabEventbrite
Intro-to-Intermediate R 9.30am-4.30pmWednesday, 27 June 2018Library - Training LabEventbrite
Advanced R (new)*9.30am-4.30pmWednesday, 25 July 2018Library - Training LabEventbrite
Google Fusion Tables*9.30am-11.00amThursday, 2 August 2018Library - Training LabEventbrite
Using Databases and SQL*^12.30pm-4:30pmWednesday, 8 August 2018Library - Training LabEventbrite
Programming with MATLAB (new) - Day 1*^9.30am-12.30pmWednesday, 5 September 2018Library - Training LabEventbrite
Programming with MATLAB (new) - Day 2*^9.30am-12.30pmThursday, 6 September 2018Library - Training Lab 
Surveying with Qualtrics*9.30am-12.30pmWednesday, 10 October 2018Library - Training LabTBA - contact ptobias2@une.edu.au to express interest
Excel - Day 1*9.30am-12.30pmWednesday, 17 October 2018Library - Training LabTBA - contact ptobias2@une.edu.au to express interest
Excel - Day 2*9.30am-12.30pmThursday, 18 October 2018Library - Training LabTBA - contact ptobias2@une.edu.au to express interest
Programming with R (Intro) - Day 1*^9.30am-12.30pmWednesday, 14 November 2018Library - Training LabTBA - contact ptobias2@une.edu.au to express interest
Programming with R (Intro) - Day 2*^9.30am-12.30pmThursday, 15 November 2018Library - Training LabTBA - contact ptobias2@une.edu.au to express interest

ITD also maintains a detailed page of Courses for Researchers (staff sign-in required).

* These courses are delivered by Intersect Australia. They are provided free of charge to UNE staff. For a list of other courses offered, visit Intersect's training page.

^ The material for these courses come from the international consortium, Software Carpentry

Available Software

Presented here is a range of research software available for download on the UNE network, or accessible free online.

SoftwareDescriptionLicensingContact
Chute (browser based)Chute is an automated system to find research outputs by UNE authors, and can aid adding them to the institutional repository. Free (UNE developed)University Library
Fetch (Mac) FTP client for Mac. Free licence for educational use, details in ReadmeIT Service Desk
FileZilla (Win, Mac, Linux) File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client - software for transferring files between computers. Free IT Service Desk
Fusion Tables (browser based) Fusion Tables is an experimental data visualisation web application to gather, visualise, and share data tables. FreeeResearch Analyst
GitLabA web-based versioning repository for your research projects, data and code. UNE has it's own instance of GitLab to sign in with your UNE credentials.FreeeResearch Analyst
MyResearch (browser based)My Research is a web application used to view information relating to UNE's research grants and consultancies.FreeMyResearch Support
Nvivo (Win, Mac) Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) software. Designed for qualitative researchers working with very rich text-based and/or multimedia information, where deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data are required. Windows: preconfigured licence
Mac: contact IT Service Desk for licence
IT Service Desk
OpenRefine (Win/Mac/Linux) OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; and extending it with web services and external data. Free (open source) eResearch Analyst
R (Win/Mac/Linux) R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. Free IT Service Desk
SPSS (Win, Mac) SPSS is a statistical analysis software package. UNE site licence (nil cost)IT Service Desk
Qualtrics (web-based)UNE's online survey tool, powered by QualtricsUNE site licence (nil cost)IT Service Desk