Accelerating Research: HPC Training at UCT
Thanks to enormous advances in information and communication technology (ICT) in the last decade, researchers in every discipline, and at every level, are working with data sets of a size previously inconceivable. A challenge for researchers,...
Olympus Virtual Microscope: Taking Health Sciences to the Next Level
In 2014 the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences acquired a state of the art Olympus VS120 virtual microscopy system. The acquisition of this relatively rare equipment will not only enhance teaching and research in the department and assist...
Making Sense Of The Digital Humanities
What are the digital humanities? Watch this 'conversation starter' slideshow prepared by subject librarian Ingrid Thomson as part of the UCT Libraries' Savvy Researcher Series
Hone your skills in data analysis and statistical software, Stata
Stata is a general purpose statistical software package widely used in research. A number of options for training in STATA are available both within UCT and online through the STATA website.
The Big Data Revolution
The modern world is experiencing a data deluge: "The data flow is so fast that the total accumulation of the past two years - a zeIabyte - dwarfs the prior record of human civilisation," reported Harvard Magazine in March 2014. Popularly known as '...




eRC News

Oceanography Partners with UCT eResearch

In order to predict changing climate patterns in the coming years scientists require access to immense computing power. This is why the Department of Oceanography is partnering with UCT eResearch for ocean and climate modelling. Read more


Business Analyst, Coline Laubscher, Joins eResearch

Coline Laubscher joined UCT eResearch beginning of August 2015 as the team’s first Business Analyst. In this position Coline will investigate current processes and find new and hopefully improved ways to get the job done. Read more


Clinical Data Management at UCT: What Are Your Options?

Effective clinical data management is key to generating high-quality, reliable and statistically sound data from clinical trials. It is the process of collecting, cleaning and managing clinical data in compliance with regulatory standards.  Read more


Software Carpentry: A Powerful Initiative

 Since 1998 Software Carpentry (today the Software Carpentry Foundation) has been teaching researchers around the world the computing skills they need “to get more done in less time, with less pain”.  In July UCT eResearch co-hosted their second of many planned SWC workshops.  Read more


UCT eResearch Welcomes IT Project Manager

Key to streamlined efficiency of any large project is effective project management. It is for this reason that IT project manager Piet Helm has joined the eResearch team to manage various projects going forward.  Read more


Connecting Science: CERN and Vidyo Conferencing

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) may be based in Geneva, Switzerland, but it is a global institutions with collaborators all over the world. In order to collaborate effectively researchers need access to cutting edge communication technology . Read more


Python Programmer Joins UCT eResearch

Python software developer, Adrianna Pińska, joined the eResearch team on the 1st May 2015. Pińska, who is currently completing her Masters degree in Computer Science, will be developing software in Python for UCT eResearch and will play an important role in training researchers to code. Read more