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Postgraduate support: Postgraduate information

This guide is to provide research support to postgraduate student and researchers.

ORCID Profile

All Masters & PhD students are required to register for  ORCID ID. Watch the video:  What is an ORCID?





  1. Funders requirements
  2. Manuscript submission
  3. Distinguish yourself  from other researchers
  4. Market your research

Useful tools

Some of the tools are available at UMP installed at Research Commons PCs, some are free tools. Contact the faculty librarian for further assistance.

Research Commons space

Quiet study space for researchers and postgraduate students, located at Building 3, 2nd Floor Mbombela campus. 

Equipped with 15 desktops, laptop points, research software

Research Mapping tools

Research Mind Map By: Nader Ale Ebrahim | MindMeister

Sage Methods Map

Planning tools

Ms Office 365 Planner - Training video

Data management  plan tool

Writing & Referencing  tools 

Mendeley, EndNote, Grammarly, Turnitin - to access Turnitin contact your supervisor or contact Faculty librarians for assistance.

Research methods and statistics resources (reading lists)

Data cleaning, organisation, analysis, visualization SPSS, eViewsR for data analysis, Google Earth, Excel Spreadsheet for data organisation, Open Refine, statcheck
Editing services Coming soon
Publishing List of accredited journals, data journals