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Open Science Framework
what Open Science Framework does is provide a supportive framework for creating reproducible science. Wits Library is an Open Science framework Ambassador. We provide training and links
Above all else, the reason we recommend Open Science Framework is due to its extensive interoperability with other program and data tools. They do what they say they do and they continually add new software.
It's particularly powerful that it has JASP plugin.This is an open source statistics software that is considerably easier than SPSS, STATA OR R.
Data Preparation and Archiving
Importance of Data Sharing and Archiving
Archives and domain repositories that preserve and disseminate social and behavioral data perform a critical service to the scholarly community and to society at large, ensuring that these culturally significant materials are accessible in perpetuity. The success of the archiving endeavor, however, ultimately depends on researchers’ willingness to deposit their data and documentation for others to use.Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving.
Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving
ICPSR data advance scientific knowledge by making it possible for researchers around the world to conduct secondary analyses.ICPSR supports the social sciences by sharing data and methods with the research community,allowing for replication, verification, and extension of original findings, and making sure this is possible over time.Archiving data with ICPSR ensures the long-term preservation of data,protecting it from obsolescence,loss,or irreversible damage.Another advantage of archiving data with ICPSR is that our trained staff are available to provide user support.
Why privacy matters when you have absolutely nothing to hide
Figshare in South Africa
Figshare is a test implementation in various South African university including wits. If you want to test your data on fig-share , you get a t-shirt. !
WE LOVE REDCAP, if you have clinical data look no further
What zenodo does very well is version control . Dataset can have hundred of subsets and versions . Zonodo also links well to GITHUB . If you are doing software of any kind , this is a good choice
Data Analysis Software
Below is a list of available software,to help you analyze,manage,and visualize data.Contact your Data Services Librarian for assistance.