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Data Management for Wits: Data management courses and training

The following is general advice,data varies hugely between types of research and projects.

Where to get training

There is training in data management all over the internet.Most of it is very good.Just be aware that there is a difference between Master record management,computer science enterprise data management and research data management.Below we present a is a small selection of links and software training.

However we find that people can get lost even in a small set of links.So  if you don't want information overload.We recommend data and software carpentry.Here are many workshops in South Africa.Wits runs workshops regularly from both the library and the Math Science Support  workshop

Research Data Mangement courses in the university



Data Management is not a stand alone skill it is a part of research processes.All the course below have methods and data management methods within them.

The Humanities Graduate Centre is the hub of intellectual and social life for postgraduate humanities :

All academic staff and postgraduate students who would like to participate are invited to contact Prof Lorena Nunez Carrasco on email


They are "responsible for teaching & training,research, and service in bioinformatics, and we work with colleagues across the University with interests in bioinformatics and computational biology. Wits Bioinformatics"

Tutorials and Manuals

Tutorials for Software


Links to Atlas.ti:Click here


Link to Nvivo:Click here

  • Maxqda

Link to Maxqda:Click here

  • Dedoose

Link to Dedoose Click here


Link to Mantra:Click here

  • The Mac

Link to the Mac Click here

  • OpenUp

Link to OpenUp Click here

  •  OpenUp|TrainUp

Link to OpenUp|TrainUp Click here They also offer training and software, some of which is similar to carpentry but mostly text based

  • Data Carpentry 

Link to Data Carpentry click here

  • Data journalism handbook

Link to data journalism handbook:Click here