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SatRday taking centre stage at UCT
Researchers, data scientists, developers, novice coders and enthusiasts gathered at UCT for satRday: a series of workshops and conference sessions all about R, a statistical and graphical programming language and open-source software.
A new laboratory for visualising the universe
The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) has launched a new visualisation facility at the University of Cape Town: a shared space where astronomers from around the country can explore their data – and find answers to some...
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.

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Register now for Digital Humanities Research Colloquium

You are invited to attend an interactive colloquium focused on research in the area of Digital Humanities led by Menno van Zaanen.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 15:00
SatRday taking centre stage at UCT

Researchers, data scientists, developers, novice coders and enthusiasts gathered at UCT in March for satRday: a series of workshops and conference sessions all about R, a statistical and graphical programming language and open-source software.  

Publication Date:
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 09:00
Finding big-data solutions through teaching and learning

As a partner in the African Research Cloud and the Inter-University Institute for Data-Intensive Astronomy, UCT is home to some powerful computing facilities. These facilities, which allow researchers to work with enormous sets of data, are helping us to prepare for the era of big-data science.

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Friday, March 2, 2018 - 09:00
Mapping pixels

When Associate Professor Adam West from the Department of Biological Sciences began using drones to collect data from his fynbos study plots, he was confronted by a big-data problem. The customised drones were efficient and collected data easily, but they collected a lot of it – more than could be processed timeously by his laboratory’s computers. West reached out to the team at UCT eResearch for support.

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Monday, February 26, 2018 - 09:15

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