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Tools for Research
University Technology Services offers support on the most common research tools for academia. Analytical software, such as SAS and SPSS offer extensive online support, and the links can be found here.
UTS can provide a variety of conferencing services for faculty, staff, and student organizations for meetings, group collaboration, and training. From video conferencing in enhanced classrooms, to telephone conferencing, to web meetings with Adobe Connect Pro, we can help you meet with colleagues wherever they are. For more information, visit our Conferencing Services page.
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an organization of over 500 institutions around the world. The organization exists to acquire, archive, and disseminate social science data relevant to a wide spectrum of disciplines. The University of South Carolina maintains an annual membership, and offers access to ICPSR data to students, facults and staff for university-sponsored research. South Carolina's membership also gives researchers use of other ICPSR services, such as online data analysis, reduced rates for ICPSR training modules. Faculty at South Carolina can create user accounts for students to access ICPSR instructional tools in research and data analysis.
For more information on using ICPSR through the University of South Carolina, contact the UTS Service Desk at 803-777-1800. For more information on ICPSR, visit their website.Back to top
University Technology Services offers mass email services to authorized departments and colleges of the University of South Carolina. Mass email is a fast, effective, and reliable way to communicate with large groups of people. For more information, visit our Mass Email Service Level Agreement page.Back to top
Microsoft Office OneNote is an extremely flexible program for gathering, archiving, searching and sharing all types of media. OneNote lets you gather typed notes, emails, documents, web web links and text, audio clips, and video into an electronic notebook. You can organize the information quickly, and run specific searches using a powerful search engine. It is an effective tool for gathering research, building dissertations and journal articles, and collaborating with groups. It can also be used in the teaching environment for assembling course materials, building lesson plans, and tracking class interactions.
University Technology Services can show you how to use OneNote effectively with groups, departments, and in the teaching environment. For more information, contact UTS at 803-777-1800.
To see the full features of Microsoft OneNote, click here.Back to top
Purchase SAS: Students, faculty, and staff at the University of South Carolina can purchase a copy of SAS through UTS Software Distribution.Back to top
SharePoint is a premier tool for facilitating group collaboration and research. Members of a SharePoint group connect online through a secure login to:
Your SharePoint workspace is protected by a secure login, and individual members can be granted or restricted access to general or specific features, including individual documents.
University Technology Services will host your SharePoint site on our secure server system, which is monitored on a 24/7 basis. You may administer your own site, or take advantage of UTS administrator services. To learn more about UTS SharePoint services, click here.
Also see our Survey and Assessment Tools page.