Research Tools and Training

Upcoming Training Sessions

30 October - 03 November12:30-13:00 (each day)Using Cloud.UNE for Research Data: 5 lunchtime sessionsCloud.UNE classesLibrary - Training Lab
Wednesday, 08 November 201709:30-16:30Excel Fu: Excel for Researchers*EventbriteLibrary - Training Lab
Wednesday, 29 November 201709:30-16:30Introduction to Programming with R*EventbriteLibrary - Training Lab
Wednesday, 13 December 201709:30-12:30Data Visualisation with Google Fusion Tables*EventbriteLibrary - Training Lab

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.

Available Software

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

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
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. Yes - UNE site licence (nil cost)IT Service Desk