The Data Asset Framework (DAF) provides a toolkit for organizations to identify their digital assets and assess how they are managed. Previously known as the Data Audit Framework, this tool guides the user through a DAF assessment. It is primarily useful for institutions, departments or research groups starting to think about data management, and who need to prepare a register of their data assets.
EndNote is software for managing bibliographic citations. It integrates with Web of Science to allow for quick entry of citations. EndNote Web is also available to licensed users, which allows them to use EndNote when they are away from their own computer. Citations can be output in a large number of citation styles. Plugins exist for word processors and web browsers to enable quick citation.
Mendeley is an bibliographic management tool. An optional local client, Mendeley Desktop, synchronizes with a standard Web-accessible interface. Users can enter new references, generate references from hard drive directories, or find references that others have already entered. References can be tagged as required. The emphasis is on social collaboration and sharing. Users can associate with each other and groups can be formed to developed shared collections.
The OSF supports the entire research lifecycle: planning, execution, reporting, archiving, and discovery. It provides project management with collaborators, and project sharing with the public. The OSF is maintained by the non-profit Center for Open Science.
ProCite is a tool for creating citations in the users' preferred citation standard.
ProCite features include:
- Collecting and managing your references
- Creating bibliographies
- Formatting citations and bibliograpies for many different journal styles
- Sharing reference with other users
Refworks is an easy-to-use web-based product that allows you to import references. RefWorks is a subscription-based service available in many Higher Ed institutions. For subscribers, you can import references from your institutions' online library catalog and many electronic databases to which the institution subscribes. It is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.
Zotero is an open source reference management software which manages bibliographic data and related research materials (such as PDFs). On many websites such as library catalogs, PubMed, Google Scholar, Google Books, Amazon.com, Wikipedia, and publisher's websites, Zotero shows an icon when a book, article, or other resource is being viewed. By clicking this icon, the full reference information can be saved to the Zotero library.