Online resources

25 Feb 2019

Statistical Programs

EpiTools epidemiological calculators

The site is intended for use by epidemiologists and researchers involved in estimating disease prevalence or demonstrating freedom from disease through structured surveys, or in other epidemiological applications.

The R Project for Statistical Computing

R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at Bell Laboratories (formerly AT&T, now Lucent Technologies) by John Chambers and colleagues. R can be considered as a different implementation of S. There are some important differences, but much code written for S runs unaltered under R.

R is available as Free Software under the terms of the Free Software Foundation’s GNU General Public License in source code form. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms and similar systems (including FreeBSD and Linux), Windows and MacOS.

Mapping Software

QGIS

A Free and Open Source Geographic Information System, QGIS is a professional GIS application that is built on top of and proud to be itself Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

Copernicus

Copernicus, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), is the European Programme for the establishment of a European capacity for Earth Observation. The views expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the European Commission.

European Environment Agency (EEA)

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union, whose task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. The EEA aims to support sustainable development by helping to achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe's environment, through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policymaking agents and the public.

Digimap

Digimap offers access to a range of datasets for the purposes of education and research. Create or interrogate a map online by selecting an appropriate base map, adding annotations and customising the content, use measurement and query tools to learn more about any study area. Download the raw spatial data in a wide range of formats for use in local GIS, CAD or image processing software.

 

Jisc

The Jisc geospatial data service, created by a partnership between Jisc and Airbus, offers easy access to a wide range of digital mapping products to members of the academic community.  The service allows you to easily and quickly discover, view, order, and download a variety of geospatial data products from a range of suppliers (licenced by Jisc) – all through one simple interface.

Eurostat

Within Eurostat, GISCO is responsible for meeting the European Commission's geographical information needs at 3 levels: the European Union, its member countries, and its regions.

Online Repositories

British Library EThOS

Search over 500,000 doctoral theses. Download instantly for your research, or order a scanned copy quickly and easily.

Nature Masterclasses

Nature Masterclasses gives researchers and students access to an online course in Scientific Writing and Publishing. The online course is taught by Nature Research journal editors and covers the entire scientific publishing process, from how to write a paper, through to submission and publication. .