DataFirst launches Upper Campus support service
In order to better serve clients on Upper Campus, DataFirst has employed a technical officer to assist UCT students and staff in accessing research datasets housed by DataFirst. Clients can obtain help in finding appropriate data for their planned analysis, registering and downloading datasets from DataFirst's online data catologue, accessing datasets that are not yet available in the catalogue and have datasets converted to a format compatible with their statistical software. Workshops and training courses in quantitative analysis techniques and the use of statistical software are also planned and will be announced in due course. These are aimed at helping researchers, especially from disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, make effective use of the available datasets.