Accelerating Research: HPC Training at UCT
Thanks to enormous advances in information and communication technology (ICT) in the last decade, researchers in every discipline, and at every level, are working with data sets of a size previously inconceivable. A challenge for researchers,...
Olympus Virtual Microscope: Taking Health Sciences to the Next Level
In 2014 the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences acquired a state of the art Olympus VS120 virtual microscopy system. The acquisition of this relatively rare equipment will not only enhance teaching and research in the department and assist...
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
The Big Data Revolution
The modern world is experiencing a data deluge: "The data flow is so fast that the total accumulation of the past two years - a zeIabyte - dwarfs the prior record of human civilisation," reported Harvard Magazine in March 2014. Popularly known as '...
UCT eResearch: from an IT perspective
UCT eResearch partners with research groups to accelerate and transform their research, connecting them to the most appropriate hardware, software and services. The following presentation was delivered at a lunchtime information session to IT...



eRC News

Software Carpentry: A Powerful Initiative

 Since 1998 Software Carpentry (today the Software Carpentry Foundation) has been teaching researchers around the world the computing skills they need “to get more done in less time, with less pain”.  In July UCT eResearch co-hosted their second of many planned SWC workshops.  Read more


UCT eResearch Welcomes IT Project Manager

Key to streamlined efficiency of any large project is effective project management. It is for this reason that IT project manager Piet Helm has joined the eResearch team to manage various projects going forward.  Read more


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