Open licensed resources to help research

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Our researchers are well catered to with fantastic open licensed resources created across the University to assist with various aspects of research. We’ve collected a number of the ones we know about in this post but if you know of or have open licensed your own excellent research guides or tools please let us know so we can add them here too!


MANTRA Research Data Management Training

MANTRA is a free, online non-assessed course with guidelines to help you understand and reflect on how to manage the digital data you collect throughout your research. It has been crafted for the use of post-graduate students, early career researchers, and also information professionals. It is freely available on the web for anyone to explore on their own.


Mendeley demonstration video

A 14 minute demonstration video of the Mendeley reference management software.


Excelling in Excel

A short series of three video tutorials aimed at up-skilling distance learning students on how to make the best use of Excel.


R Tutorials

R Conversations are a series of six videos created to teach R at a distance to online MSc students


NVivo 11 video tutorial

A twenty-minute ‘tech’ intro to using NVivo, a qualitative data coding software.


Bristol Online Survey tutorials

Two tutorial videos on how to create surveys and then export data for analysis.


Independent Research Guide

This guide to independent research is intended to help students and scholars who lack institutional support, or anyone who might otherwise be looking for some guidance into how to conduct research.


Innovating with Open Knowledge

Innovating with Open Knowledge is a series of resources and case studies created by the University of Edinburgh that will help you develop the knowledge and skills to find and access free content, data and research produced by the university sector.