New beginnings for training in data intensive research applications for health
With the mounting pressure on researchers to be equipped with advanced data analytics skills, six UCT researchers and support staff took the initiative to establish a new scientific computing training laboratory available to researchers in Health...
UCT hosts first Software Carpentry Bootcamp in Africa at eResearch Africa 2014
Software Carpentry helps researchers to become more productive by teaching software development skills that enable more to be done, in less time, and with less pain. Join us from 27-28 November 2014 at UCT and learn about python, version control...
eResearch Africa Conference Coming to UCT
The second eResearch Africa Conference will be hosted at UCT in November 2014.
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eRC News

The big data revolution

Researchers in many fields are now engaging in data-intensive research in which the volume, velocity and variety of data exceed their capacity to extract information from it. What are the challenges for researchers in Africa?.
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eResearch staff appointed to assist UCT researchers

With the development of the first eResearch Centre on African soil underway at UCT, the first dedicated staff have been recruited to enhance a variety of research capabilities on campus. Read more

Featured Resource

UCT Savvy Researcher Series light up young researchers’ path to success

The Savvy Researcher Series brings information professionals and university experts together with postgraduate (PG) students to explore topics related to research and academic success. Read more


Guidelines Published for Research Ethics Committees in Africa

SUN MeDIA Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch University’s publishing house, recently published a new book to inform Research Ethics Committees on research ethics issues in Africa.  Read more

Featured Case Study

Data processed quicker using HPC

By using ICTS’s high performance computing service (HPC), Shaun Garnett who is doing his PHD in Medical Biochemistry has been able to process his data in half the time that it used to take him on a desktop computer. Read more

ICTS managed HPC service proves to be cheaper and less time consuming to run data

With a background in computer science and chemistry, Associate Professor Michelle Kuttel, has been using the high performance computing service offered by ICTS for her latest research in carbohydrate vaccine components. Read more