Public showings at the Planetarium: Data to Dome
Tour the universe from the comfort of your chair at the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome these holidays!
Research data management project manager
We're looking for a competent and experienced research data management project manager with a background and interest in research and big data to join our vibrant eResearch team – and specifically, the ILIFU project team.
eResearch Report 2016-17 now available
Our 2016-17 annual UCT eResearch report highlights many challenges presented to eResearch in the past year. We are proud to showcase our work – not only at UCT but regionally – in building new eResearch partnerships to support data-intensive...
Africa must keep its rich, valuable data safe from exploitation
Dr Dale Peters, director of UCT eResearch, writes about the need for data stewardship in Africa during the age of data-intensive research.


Thursday, 14 December 2017
What open data means for an institution

Amidst a growing number of mandates for data sharing and reuse, South African universities are scrambling to provide services to the research community to facilitate compliance with the complex data management requirements of numerous international funding agencies.

Publication Date:
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 11:30
Conference to address the SKA-driven big data challenge in Africa

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) is organising a conference "SKA-Driven Big Data Challenge in Africa: Science, Innovation and Opportunity” to be held from 28 to 31 May 2018.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 09:30
UCT Alumnus elected onto Research Data Alliance Technical Advisory Board

UCT alumnus, Dr Jane Wyngaard was one of five new members elected to serve on the Research Data Alliance’s (RDA) Technical Advisory Board at the organisation’s tenth plenary in Montreal, Canada.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 09:15
Introducing ZivaHub: Open Data UCT

Following the official launch of ZivaHub on 24 October, UCT Libraries is the first academic library in the country to have a fully functioning open-access institutional data repository (IDR) available to its research community. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:15