Research tools

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Work and collaborate more effectively with these research tools.

QUT Supported QUT provides support for the use of this tool. If you require assistance, please contact the IT Helpdesk.

QUT Endorsed QUT endorses the use of this tool or service for researchers. There may not be support for it.

Funding

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online - a database of detailed information on funding available to individuals, students, researchers and artists.QUT Supported
Foundation Directory Online Professional - an online database of comprehensive information on American grantmakers and their grants.QUT Supported
Pivot - a database of information on research funding and "calls for papers" opportunities.QUT Supported
Research Professional - an online database of research funding opportunities.QUT Supported

Collaborating and communicating

101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication - gives an impression of the exploratory phase of a project aiming to chart innovation in scholarly information and communication flows from evolutionary and network perspectives. 
Academia.edu - a social networking platform for researchers to share research, publications and track the research of others. 
Arxiv - an online repository of research papers in the areas of physics, mathematics, computer science, biology, finance and statistics.  
Australian Access Federation - provides a framework and support infrastructure to facilitate communication and collaboration within and between universities and research institutions in Australia.QUT Endorsed
Authorea - a free collaborative editing tool for research that allows you to write and manage your documents in one place. 
BaseCamp - a subscription-based project-management tool. 
CiteULike - a social networking tool for discovering and managing references.  
Cloudstor - a file transfer service for easily and securely sending and receiving large files, available to all Australian researchers via the Australian Access Federation. Up to 100GB of storage is available to individual researchers free of charge.QUT Supported
Delicious - a social bookmarking service that allows you to tag, save, manage and share web pages. 
DropBox - a free cloud-based service that lets you share files.Not endorsed for research data
Fidus Writer - an online collaborative editing tool that allows researchers to add citations and edit documents for publishing on the web.  
Google Drive - an online file storage system, Google Drive allows you to access your files or documents from the web, your hard drive, or mobile devices.  
Google Hangouts - an online live video tool that allows up to ten participants. 
GoToMeeting - a web conferencing and online meeting tool. 
JIRA - an issue tracking and project management tool.QUT Supported
Key Survey - an official web-based survey creation and management system available to QUT staff and Post-Graduate students.QUT Supported
Mendeley - a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organise your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. 
Microsoft Project - a Microsoft product that manages project portfolios 
NeCTAR - an Australian collaboration tool that allows researchers to share instruments, data, computing.QUT Endorsed
Papers - collaborative citation management software, allowing you to organise, discover, and cite research. 
Quadrant - an online collaborative project management tool for participant based research.QUT Endorsed
QUT Blackboard Collaborate - a live web conferencing tool within QUT Blackboard that allows staff and students to interact online in real time via a virtual classroom or officeQUT Supported
QUT SharePoint - incorporates collaboration and communication technologies into a single web based environment which integrates with Microsoft Office applications.QUT Supported
QUT Wiki - a simple, powerful tool for staff that lets you create and share pages, documents and rich content with your team.QUT Supported
Research Data Australia - an internet -based discovery service that provides connections between data, projects, researchers and institutions.QUT Endorsed
ResearchGate - allows researchers around the world to collaborate more easily. 
Skype for Business (formerly Lync) - allows face to face communication and conferencing via the internet.QUT Supported
Yammer - a private social network for businesses and corporationsQUT Supported
Zoom - a video conferencing and web conferencing serviceQUT Supported

Analysing and visualising

Google Charts - an online tool that allows you to create a range of visualisations from datasets. 
Google Fusion Tables - a data sharing, collaborating and visualising tool. (Experimental.) 
NVIVO - supports qualitative and mixed methods research such as interviews, surveys, audio, social media.QUT Supported
QFAB - provides bioinformatics services for life science researchers to analyse and manage large-scale biological datasets. 
Tableau - commercial software that allows easy manipulation and visualisation of data. 

Data storage and sharing

Australian Access Federation - provides a framework and support infrastructure to facilitate communication and collaboration within and between universities and research institutions in Australia.QUT Endorsed
Cloudstor - a file transfer service for easily and securely sending and receiving large files, available to all Australian researchers via the Australian Access Federation. Up to 100GB of storage is available to individual researchers free of charge.QUT Supported
Dryad - an international disciplinary repository of open data underlying scientific and medical publications 
figshare - a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner 
Google Drive - an online file storage system, Google Drive allows you to access your files or documents from the web, your hard drive, or mobile devices.  
Microsoft OneDrive - a cloud storage option from Microsoft. 5GB is available for free. QUT staff are entitled to additional storage while they are at QUT.QUT Supported
QCIF QRIScloud - data storage and cloud computing services for research groups and agencies to facilitate the creation, processing and use of their data.QUT Supported
QUT eStore - a data storage device for all QUT students and staff.QUT Supported
QUT Media Warehouse - a media repository housing reusable multimedia materials to support teaching, learning and research.QUT Supported
QUT Research Data Finder - QUT's discovery service for research data created or collected by QUT researchers.QUT Supported
QUT Research Data Storage Service - provides all QUT researchers with a secure data repository throughout the entire research data lifecycleQUT Supported
QUT SharePoint - incorporates collaboration and communication technologies into a single web based environment which integrates with Microsoft Office applications. QUT Supported
QUT Wiki - a simple, powerful tool for staff that lets you create and share pages, documents and rich content with your team. QUT Supported
Research Data Australia - an internet-based discovery service that provides connections between data, projects, researchers and institutions.QUT Endorsed
Syncplicity - A secure file sharing and syncing service for QUT staff which allows secure sharing both within and external to QUT.QUT Supported

Reference management

BibTeX - a freely available citation management tool suitable for LaTeX documents. 
CiteULike - a social networking tool for discovering and managing references. 
Crossref - allows users to link to full-text content and retrieve DOIs and metadata. 
EndNote - reference management software supported by QUT.QUT Supported
Evernote - a suite of online tools designed for notetaking and archiving. 
Google Drive - an online file storage system, Google Drive allows you to access your files or documents from the web, your hard drive, or mobile devices. 
JabRef - a freely available BibTeX citation management tool suitable for LaTeX documents. 
Mendeley - a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organise your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. 
Papers - collaborative citation management software, allowing you to organise, discover, and cite research. 
Paperpile - a subscription-based reference management tool for the web. 
Sente 6 - a free academic reference management app for Macs and iPads that allows you to sync your library between devices.  
Zotero - a freely available citation management tool, designed to store, manage and cite bibliographic references. 

Writing and publishing

Adobe Acrobat Professional - application software to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).QUT Supported
Arxiv - an online repository of research papers in the areas of physics, mathematics, computer science, biology, finance and statistics. 
CiteULike - a social networking tool for discovering and managing references. 
ComWriter - a cloud-based writing platform designed for academic work: collect research, reference, and write to academic standards. 
Fidus Writer - an online collaborative editing tool that allows researchers to add citations and edit documents for publishing on the web. 
iThenticate - QUT's plagiarism detection software for researchers within QUT.QUT Supported
Microsoft Office - an office suite of desktop applications.QUT Supported
ORCiD - a persistent digital identifier that supports linkages between research, manuscripts and other activities.QUT Supported
ResearcherID - assigns researchers a unique identifier to enable them to track their publications and citations. 
Transcribe Me - a transcription service which converts audio to text and is fully integrated with NVivo. 

A to Z of research tools

101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication - gives an impression of the exploratory phase of a project aiming to chart innovation in scholarly information and communication flows from evolutionary and network perspectives. 
Academia.edu - a social networking platform for researchers to share research, publications and track the research of others. 
Adobe Acrobat Professional - application software to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF).QUT Supported
Arxiv - an online repository of research papers in the areas of physics, mathematics, computer science, biology, finance and statistics. 
Australian Access Federation - provides a framework and support infrastructure to facilitate communication and collaboration within and between universities and research institutions in Australia.QUT Endorsed
Authorea - a free collaborative editing tool for research that allows you to write and manage your documents in one place. 
BaseCamp - a subscription-based project-management tool. 
BibTeX - a freely available citation management tool suitable for LaTeX documents. 
CiteULike - a social networking tool for discovering and managing references. 
Cloudstor - a file transfer service for easily and securely sending and receiving large files, available to all Australian researchers via the Australian Access Federation. Up to 100GB of storage is available to individual researchers free of charge.QUT Supported
ComWriter - a cloud-based writing platform designed for academic work: collect research, reference, and write to academic standards. 
Crossref - allows users to link to full-text content and retrieve DOIs and metadata. 
Delicious - a social bookmarking service that allows you to tag, save, manage and share web pages. 
DropBox - a free cloud-based service that lets you share files.Not endorsed for research data
Dryad - an international disciplinary repository of open data underlying scientific and medical publications 
EndNote - reference management software supported by QUT.QUT Supported
Evernote - a suite of online tools designed for notetaking and archiving. 
Fidus Writer - an online collaborative editing tool that allows researchers to add citations and edit documents for publishing on the web. 
figshare - a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner 
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online - a database of detailed information on funding available to individuals, students, researchers and artists.QUT Supported
Foundation Directory Online Professional - an online database of comprehensive information on American grantmakers and their grants.QUT Supported
Google Charts - an online tool that allows you to create a range of visualisations from datasets. 
Google Drive - an online file storage system, Google Drive allows you to access your files or documents from the web, your hard drive, or mobile devices. 
Google Fusion Tables - a data sharing, collaborating and visualising tool. (Experimental.) 
Google Hangouts - an online live video tool that allows up to ten participants. 
GoToMeeting - a web conferencing and online meeting tool. 
iThenticate - QUT's plagiarism detection software for researchers within QUT.QUT Supported
JabRef - a freely available BibTeX citation management tool suitable for LaTeX documents. 
JIRA - an issue tracking and project management tool.QUT Supported
Key Survey - an official web-based survey creation and management system available to QUT staff and Post-Graduate students.QUT Supported
Mendeley - a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organise your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. 
Microsoft Office - an office suite of desktop applications.QUT Supported
Microsoft OneDrive - a cloud storage option from Microsoft. 5GB is available for free. QUT staff are entitled to additional storage while they are at QUT.QUT Supported
Microsoft Project - a Microsoft product that manages project portfolios 
NeCTAR - an Australian collaboration tool that allows researchers to share instruments, data, computing.QUT Endorsed
NVIVO - supports qualitative and mixed methods research such as interviews, surveys, audio, social media.QUT Supported
ORCiD - a persistent digital identifier that supports linkages between research, manuscripts and other activities.QUT Supported
Paperpile - a subscription-based reference management tool for the web. 
Papers - collaborative citation management software, allowing you to organise, discover, and cite research. 
Pivot - a database of information on research funding and "calls for papers" opportunities.QUT Supported
QCIF QRIScloud - data storage and cloud computing services for research groups and agencies to facilitate the creation, processing and use of their data.QUT Supported
QFAB - provides bioinformatics services for life science researchers to analyse and manage large-scale biological datasets. 
Quadrant - an online collaborative project management tool for participant based research.QUT Endorsed
QUT Blackboard Collaborate - a live web conferencing tool within QUT Blackboard that allows staff and students to interact online in real time via a virtual classroom or officeQUT Supported
QUT eStore - a data storage device for all QUT students and staff.QUT Supported
QUT Media Warehouse - a media repository housing reusable multimedia materials to support teaching, learning and research.QUT Supported
QUT Research Data Storage Service - provides all QUT researchers with a secure data repository throughout the entire research data lifecycleQUT Supported
QUT Research Data Finder - QUT's discovery service for research data created or collected by QUT researchers.QUT Supported
QUT SharePoint - incorporates collaboration and communication technologies into a single web based environment which integrates with Microsoft Office applications.QUT Supported
QUT Wiki - a simple, powerful tool for staff that lets you create and share pages, documents and rich content with your team.QUT Supported
Research Data Australia - an internet-based discovery service that provides connections between data, projects, researchers and institutions.QUT Endorsed
Research Professional - an online database of research funding opportunities.QUT Supported
ResearcherID - assigns researchers a unique identifier to enable them to track their publications and citations. 
ResearchGate - allows researchers around the world to collaborate more easily. 
Sente 6 - a free academic reference management app for Macs and iPads that allows you to sync your library between devices.  
Skype for Business (formerly Lync) - allows face to face communication and conferencing via the internet.QUT Supported
Syncplicity - A secure file sharing and syncing service for QUT staff which allows secure sharing both within and external to QUT.QUT Supported
Tableau - commercial software that allows easy manipulation and visualisation of data. 
Transcribe Me - a transcription service which converts audio to text and is fully integrated with NVivo. 
Yammer - a private social network for businesses and corporationsQUT Supported
Zoom - a video conferencing and web conferencing serviceQUT Supported
Zotero - a freely available citation management tool, designed to store, manage and cite bibliographic references.