Researchers may find the following tools useful in their work. Emphasis is given to free (or at least having free components) and online tools or services.
Electronic Lab Notebook
Information for researchers who are interested in adopting an Electronic Lab Notebook system for documenting research and managing data.
An ELN for researchers to organize, manage and collaborate on their projects.
Biology-focused experiment, lab and project management.
Project management system, collaboration.
Life Sciences focused experiment, lab and project management.
The Map and Data Lab located on the main floor of the library includes 16 workstations, equipped with ArcGIS software, that support the three major statistical software packages- SAS, SPSS, and NVIVO through Ryerson Virtual Applications.
Below are descriptions for each package to help you decide which to use. Note that if you have data in SAS format, for example, but prefer to use Stata (or SPSS), then you are not stuck using SAS. You can use StatTransfer to convert the SAS data into Stata.
The following are sites and books to help you learn how to mine social networks, mostly using R: