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Earth Sciences: Research Data Support

Data support at Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service

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Research Data Management Library Guide
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Research Data Services Manager: Samuel Simango Tel +27 21 808 9489
The citation advantage of linking publications to open research data

Recommended Data Repositories

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Earth and Environmental Science

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NATURE Scientific Data

FAIRDOMHub a repository for publishing FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) data, operating procedures and models for the systems biology community

Reed Nature Geoscience paper on FAIR play in geoscience data

Network Repository. An Interactive Scientific Network Data Repository


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Useful data science tools

RedCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) at SU

REDCap is a secure web platform for building and managing online databases and surveys. REDCap's streamlined process for rapidly creating and designing projects offers a vast array of tools that can be tailored to virtually any data collection strategy.
REDCap provides automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), as well as a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields

NextJournal - a notebook designed to make complex Data Science painless

Data Nudge A newsletter with useful tips!

Online Data Journals

Nature Geoscience will join Nature and Scientific Data in endorsing the principles of the Enabling FAIR Data Project for articles submitted from January 2020 onwards. As such, we will require that our authors make data that support their conclusions available in publicly accessible repositories

FAIR play in Geoscience data

Geological Society of America (GSA) Journals

Earth System Science Data

Geoscience Data Journal

Big Earth Data

CODATA Data Science Journal


Scientific Data