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SatRday Cape Town Conference at UCT in March
The R community and some of South Africa's most forward-thinking companies have come together to bring satRday back to Cape Town.
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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Thursday, 22 February 2018
Preparing the next generation for the big-data challenge

Demand for skills at the interface between technology and information is growing and demand already far exceeds supply. This is particularly the case in Africa. To respond to demand, UCT launched two new postgraduate programmes to foster a generation equipped with the skills to meet this need.

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 15:45
Fostering collaboration for road safety

In 2016, South Africa saw its highest number of road deaths in 10 years. Just over 14 000 people died on South Africa’s roads that year. To address this crisis, researchers and policymakers need to understand the behaviour of road users. Interdisciplinary research to understand the behaviour of drivers is in the pipeline at UCT, thanks to a connection made by UCT eResearch between researchers from two different campuses, and two entirely different fields of research.

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Monday, February 12, 2018 - 09:15
High-performance computing for microbiome analysis

As part of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) project, researchers at UCT are investigating the microbial communities that live in the nasal passageways and throats of children to better understand the development of pneumonia and wheezing illness. Gerrit Botha and Dr Katie Lennard – bioinformaticians based at the Computational Biology Division (CBIO) and members of the Pan African Bioinformatics Network for H3Africa – have developed a streamlined process for analysing microbiome samples on the university’s high-performance computing system.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 08:30
Research laboratories go paperless

When Professor Stefan Barth – Department of Science and Technology/ National Research Foundation South African Research Chair in Cancer Biotechnology – moved his laboratory to UCT from Germany two years ago, he envisioned a place where the knowledge shared between himself and his laboratory members would be contained in a secure, persistent digital repository. UCT eResearch was able to support Barth and help make his vision a reality.
 

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Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:15

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