Software & Practices for PREPARATION & DISCOVERY


In June we’ll take a closer look at various tools and methods used in the preparation and discovery phase of research.

Jun 9, 2022 11:30 AM — 1:00 PM

Preparing to start a research project

In this session we explore tools that can be used in the research project design and development phase. We’ll also look at useful tools for project management, collaboration, and more. Finally, we’ll explore sources of funding open to social sciences and humanities researchers based in South Africa. Of course we’d love to hear which tools, methodologies, resources, and funding opportunities you are aware of you as well!

Discovering resources for research

Secondly we look at tools used in the discovery phase. Bear in mind that these phases are intertwined and seldom take place in sequential order. For discovery, we will explore how to search for literature, data, code, and other research outputs and resources. We can also look at how to read, review, and annotate research outputs.

We cannot possibly cover all the tools, technologies, platforms during the session. We introduce a few ideas across the two phases covered in this session and share information about where you can learn more.

In the follow-up co-working session on 23 June @ 11:30 - 13:00 SAST, we discuss, explore further, ask questions, and continue to develop the learning plans based on our templates.

Resources from this session

Resources from previous sessions

19 May 2022.
26 May 2022


You can also access our templates online:



Anelda van der Walt
Anelda van der Walt
ESCALATOR Programme Manager