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The MethodBox platform

MethodBox is a Ruby on Rails 2.3.x (tested up to rails 2.3.5 and ruby 1.8.7) application designed for the storage, finding and sharing of tabular and csv data. User can upload survey data, search for columns, download only the columns they require in various formats, make comments and add methods which can be applied to the data. It can also harvest DDI metadata from instances of a Nesstar data server.

MethodBox in the wild is the original site and was initially deployed to support the Obesity elab project


Getting Involved

Like what you see in the MethodBox project and are interested in helping? Please feel free to get involved and send us your contributions, feature requests, patches and bug reports. If you are a developer and would like to help MethodBox then please fork the code here, change it and send us your pull requests. The MethodBox software developed by the University of Manchester uses the New BSD License and we welcome development from the open source community and industry.

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