Thursday, October 4, 2012

New Tool to Help Manage Data: DataUp

Microsoft announced the release of a new open-source tool to help researchers "document, manage and archive" tabular data.  Best part is that it can be used as a web app or as an add-in for Microsoft Excel.

Per the release, whether you go for the Excel extension or the online app, DataUp can help you with four main tasks:
  1. Perform a best-practices check to ensure good data organization
  2. Guide users through creation of metadata for their Excel file
  3. Help users obtain a unique identifier for their dataset
  4. Connect users to a major repository, where their data can be deposited and shared with others
Read more about the tool and check it out for yourself here:

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