Data tools can assist you with curating, analyzing, visualizing, managing, documenting, organizing, and sharing data. All of these tools listed here are completely free or have a free-version.
The University of Rochester has selected LabArchives as our institution-wide, electronic lab notebook solution. Researchers at UR can access LabArchives free of charge to manage both research labs and laboratory courses. Our team at UR Libraries’ can provide more information, help you get set-up in the platform, and troubleshoot any issues you encounter. We also facilitate regular training sessions for the platform provided directly from the experts at LabArchives.
LabArchives allows you to:
RStudio is free program which uses the open-source programming language R. It can be used to analyze and visualize data, and RStudio is consistently creating new tools for R. The RStudio website has many guides and tutorials on how to use R. Modern Data Science with R is a great free textbook that can help you learn the basics of R.
Tableau Public is a free data visualization software that requires no coding. It can be easily be used to share your data visualizations online. The Tableau Public website has many resources and guides to help you learn on to use Tableau Public.
Taguette is a free and open-source tool for qualitative research. You can import your research materials, highlight and tag quotes, and export the results. User can:
ArcGIS is an Esri web-based mapping software. Build interactive maps that explain your data and encourage users to explore. Map your own data and gain perspective by adding the authoritative location-based data included in ArcGIS Online. Use smart mapping to guide your data exploration and visualization. You can set up a free public account or contact our GIS Specialist to request University of Rochester institutional access to ArcGIS.
Voyant Tools is a free web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts. It can be used to analyze digital text with no coding required. Voyant Tools has many tutorials you can use to help you learn more about it.
TimelineJS is an open-source tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet. Experts can use their JSON skills to create custom installations, while keeping TimelineJS's core functionality. The TimelineJS website has tutorials and guides on how to use TimelineJS.