Data Tools and Software


Browse or search data management tools and software that can help you manage, clean, analyze or store your research data. Some tools are freely available, others are available for free or discounted prices through Yale, and others have associated fees. Click the title of the tool to learn more about it.
Title Description Access Function

ArcGIS

ArcGIS is the most widely used Geographic Information Systems software. There are both desktop and web based versions of ArcGIS.

Yale IT Software Library

Windows Desktops in the Medical Library

Spatial Data Analysis

Bitlocker (PC)

ITS provides FileVault (Mac) and Bitlocker (PC) as file encyption services for the Yale Community.

Free through Yale

Encryption

Box @ Yale

Box is a cloud based content management and file sharing service.

Free through Yale

Document Management, Version Control

Crashplan

ITS backup service, CrashPlan, allows data to be backed up automatically, and continuously with no user intervention required.

Free through Yale

Cytoscape

Cytoscape is an open source software platform for visualizing complex networks and integrating these networks with any type of attribute data.

Free

DMPTool

Create, review, and share data management plans (DMPs) that meet insitutional and funder requirements.

Free

Electronic Lab Notebooks

ELNs are electronic replacements for paper lab notebooks that traditionally capture details surrounding bench experiments. Some ELN options allow for documentation, data analysis, annotations, and lab level collaboration.

Varies by product

Electronic Lab Notebooks

Encrypted Email

In conjunction with your YaleConnect Office 365 account, email encryption provides an additional layer of security when members of the Yale community send email using YaleConnect Office 365.

Free with YaleConnect 365 email account

FireVault (Mac)

ITS provides FileVault (Mac) and Bitlocker (PC) as file encyption services for the Yale Community.

Free through Yale

Encryption

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GIS is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. It is rooted in the science of geography, and integrates many types of data. As a framework, GIS relies on software like ArcGIS or QGIS in order to create and manage GIS elements, i.e., maps.

Data sources and software vary

Spatial Data Analysis

Gephi

Gephi is an open-source network analysis and visualization software package. 

Free

GIT

Git is a free and open source version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

Free

GitHub

GitHub is a web based repository traditionally used for storing code.

Varies

Document Management, Version Control

Google Drive

Google Drive is a cloud based content management and file sharing service. Google Drive is not suitable for high risk data. Secure Box @ Yale is the only cloud storage option provided by Yale that is suitable for high risk data. 

 

Free

Version Control

GraphPad Prism

GraphPad Prism is a powerful combination of basic biostatistics, curve fitting and scientific graphing in one comprehensive program. More than 100,000 scientists in over 100 countries rely on Prism to analyze, graph and present their scientific data.

Free through Yale

JMP (by SAS)

A data analysis/statistical software similar to SAS, but for less complex data structures.

Free through Yale

Jupyter Notebook

The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text. 

Free

NVivo

NVivo a software for analysing qualitative data. Interrogate data using powerful search, query and visualization tools. Get the big picture or get into the detail. 

Free through Yale

OnCore

OnCore is a Clinital Trials Management System for research, patient registry and biospecimen management. 

Free through Yale

Data Capture/Management Tools for Clinical Data

Open Refine

A standalone desktop application for data cleanup and transformation to other formats.

Free

Open Science Framework (OSF)

A scientific worklow management service that lets team members share scholarly materials in the cloud.

Varies

Document Management

Python

Python is a high-level programming language for general purpose programming.

Free

Qualtrics @ Yale

Qualtrics is an online survey tool.

Free through Yale

Data Capture/Management Tools for Clinical Data

R

R is a programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.

Free

REDCap@Yale

REDCap is a web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.

Data Capture/Management Tools for Clinical Data

SAS

SAS is a powerful procedural statistical analysis platform. You can use SAS on Windows Computers located in the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. View this page for details on software installed on Medical Library computers.

Purchase through Yale

STATA

General purpose statistical tool for data analysis.

Purchase through Yale

Storage @ Yale

Storage @ Yale (S@Y) is a central storage service provided by ITS. S@Y shares can either be accessible on campus computers or the clusters, but not both.

Varies

Document Management, File Storage

Text Analysis

Text analysis involves collecting and organizing unstructured text in a way that will allow the discovery of patterns and other insights. 

 

Varies

Yale Secure File Transfer

The Secure File Transfer Facility service offers a means of securely transferring files, large or small - including electronic Personal Health Information (ePHI) and High-Risk data.

Free through Yale

File Transfer