New data access support service launched

1 Aug 2011 - 14:15

The DataFirst research data centre has launched a new service in partnership with the CSSR. Eduard Grebe, ASRU researcher and PhD student in the School of Economics, has been employed by DataFirst to assist UCT students and staff on Upper Campus 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.

Eduard is available on most weekdays. To see his office hours, visit his homepage. His office is in Room 4.03, Robert Leslie Social Science building, Upper Campus. He can be contacted by email at