Early Career Researcher Support

A platform for all your Early Career Research needs.

Work smarter, not harder

Finding the right digital tool for your research and knowing about the support and services at CQU can help you work smarter, not harder!

CQU offers support across E-Research in areas include collaboration, computation (including high performance computing), visualization, research data management and tools.

SComCaT or Scholarly Communication Technology Catalogue is an AMAZING resource which allows you to qucikly find 

  • concise descriptions of  open source scholarly communication tools or services that can meet your needs
  • compare and contrast scholarly communication tools and services based on features like their organizational model, standards adoption, or dependencies


Useful Open Source Software


R is a programming language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing.

  • Uses include: data manipulation, statistical modeling, and graphics, writing software.
Open Refine

Open Refine is a standalone open source desktop application for data cleanup and transformation to other formats, the activity known as data wrangling.

  • Uses include: speeding up repetitive tasks by replaying previous actions on multiple datasets, easily using clustering algorithms.

Python is an open source programming language that allows you to integrate your systems more effectively

  • ‚ÄčUses include: developing web application, graphic user interface based applications, software development application, scientific and numeric applications, network programming, Games and 3D applications and other business applications.
The Unix Shell

The Unix Shell helps to combine existing programs in new ways and automate repetitive tasks so they aren’t typing the same things over and over again.

  • Uses include: file manipulation, program execution, and printing text.
Jupyter Jupyter supports interactive data science and scientific computing across all programming languages.


  • Uses include: data cleaning and transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modeling, data visualization, machine learning.

Zotero is free and open source bibliography management software package.

  • Uses include: storing, managing, and citing bibliographic references, collecting and organizing research information and sources.

Voyant Tools is an open-source, web-based application for performing text analysis. It can be

  • Uses include: analyzing online text or ones uploaded by users for key terms and/or subject headings.
Google Data Studio

Data Studio is a free tool that turns your data into informative, easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable dashboards and reports.

  • Uses include: extracting website data (grey literature) into software like excel