Eraser-logoEraser is a free and open-source secure deletion utility for use on Windows based systems. It allows files to be deleted in a way that prevents them from being accidentally, maliciously, or forensically recovered. Secure deletion is the electronic analog of shredding physical documents to prevent the accidental release of protected health information.

R Studio

  RStudio is a free and open source integrated development environment (IDE) for R, a programming language for statistical computing and graphics.


SurveyMonkey provides free, customizable surveys as well as a suite of paid back end programs that include data analysis, sample selection, bias elimination, and data representation tools.  Basic features are available at no cost, while more advanced features are available through tiered pricing plans.

Google Forms

Google Forms LogoGoogle forms is a tool that collects information from users via a personalized survey or quiz. The information is automatically connected to a spreadsheet with the same name. The spreadsheet is populated with the survey and quiz responses.


LibreOffice is a free software package that offers programs that are similar to Microsoft Office including a spreadsheet and database management system. Open Office can read and write most Microsoft Office files.  It also enables use of a modern open standard, the OpenDocument Format (ODF).

LibreOffice branched out from OpenOffice and is built on the original OpenOffice code base.  The two packages are very similar, although there is currently more activity surrounding the development of LibreOffice. 



KeePass Password Safe is a freeopen sourcecross-platform and light-weight password management utility for Microsoft Windows, with unofficial ports for LinuxMac OS XiOSAndroid, and Windows Phone. KeePass stores all usernames, passwords, other fields, including free-form notes, in a securely encrypted database, protected by a single master password and/or key file. Unlike many other password management tools, by default the KeePass encrypted database is not stored in the cloud, but strictly locally, for added security.

Password Safe


Password Safe allows you to safely and easily create a secured and encrypted user name/password list. With Password Safe you create a single “Master Password” of your choice in order to unlock and access your entire user name/password list.

LUKS: Linux Unified Key Setup


The Linux Unified Key Setup or LUKS is a disk-encryption specification created in 2004 and originally intended for Linux. While most disk encryption software implements different and incompatible, undocumented formats, LUKS specifies a platform-independent standard on-disk format for use in various tools. This not only facilitates compatibility and interoperability amongst different programs, but also assures that they all implement password management in a secure and documented manner.

TrueCrypt 7.1a

 TrueCrypt is a discontinued source-available freeware utility used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE).  It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or (under Microsoft Windows except Windows 8 with GPT) the entire storage device (pre-boot authentication).Truecrypt 7.1a is the last full-functioning version of the software. Our instructions for installing and encrypting files with TrueCrypt 7.1a are here for reading or download.