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
Apply now for High Performance Computing School 2015
The Centre for High Performance Computing is pleased to announce the 7th high performance computing (HPC) school for graduate students. HPC School 2015 will run from 28 June to 3 July 2015. Applications close 31 May.
Software Carpentry Workshop to be hosted at UCT
UCT eResearch and Talarify are pleased to invite postgraduate students and researchers to the Software Carpentry Workshop hosted at UCT in July 2015. This hands-on workshop will help researchers learn basic lab skills for scientific computing. The...



eRC News

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


Grand Challenge Problems and HPC

How do we accurately measure changes in sea level or assess what impact decreased carbon emissions will have on the earth? In order to help find answers to these and other questions, researchers have to do hundreds of billions or even trillions of computations in a short period of time. Read more


Olympus Virtual Microscope Taking Health Sciences To The Next Level

UCT eResearch partners not only with individual researchers and research groups, but also with faculties and departments to provide technological hubs for researchers. Departments across UCT are acquiring technology that is changing the face of research. Read more


eResearch: Advancing Clinical Research at UCT

In 2014 UCT eResearch collaborated with the Clinical Research Centre at UCT, in partnership with the Medicines for Malaria Venture, to establish one of the few first-in-human clinical trial sites on African soil. Read more



Empowering The Continent: The African Mining Legislation Atlas

The African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) aims to collect and process all of Africa's mining law and regulations into an easily accessible online database. It will provide comparative data on mineral law legislation and regulation across the continent. UCT eResearch is assisting with the technical aspects of the project.  Read more


Accelerating Research: HPC Training at UCT

HPC is a broad term referring to any computational activity that requires more than a single computer to execute a task. HPC offers researchers the capacity to handle and analyse enormous data sets at very high speeds. Read more