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eResearch Africa 2019: Data Science for Development
Wed, 15 May 2019 - 10:45

In April 2019 UCT eResearch hosted its bi-annual eResearch Africa conference to explore the practice, principles and opportunities of data science in knowledge production and decision-making.

Reserve your space at the HPC Roadshow 2019
Mon, 13 May 2019 - 15:30

The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) cordially invites you to join us on Wednesday, 15th May at the University of Cape Town for the inaugural edition of our HPC roadshow.

Mapping Cyclone Idai at UCT’s eResearch Africa 2019
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 - 09:30

eResearch Africa 2019 will be hosting a mapathon #mappingIdai as part of the Data Science for Development theme. Read more to find out how you can join us.

Open data needs ethical, efficient management
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 - 15:15

Opening access to the University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) substantial body of research will foster development and empowerment, and not only personal advancement for individual researchers. But there are watchpoints, participants heard at the opening of UCT Libraries’ Open Data Day 2019 on 2 March.

Notice of meeting: Research Facilities Management Project
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 - 09:00

Several multi-instrument facilities have expressed the need to better manage their resources by means of a central booking and billing system.

Breaking barriers in fine art
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 - 10:00

Digital technologies have created new media for fine art, believes Warren Marais, a Michaelis School of Fine Art graduate who used the eResearch Oculus Rift to create a virtual reality short film for his final project.

Applications Invited to Participate in the CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Advanced Workshops
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 - 13:30

The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School and Research Data Science Advanced Workshops will run for their fourth and third year respectively at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.

SA-EU Open Science Dialogue Report available
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 - 17:00

In South Africa, Open Science also has tre­mendous potential for creating a more inclu­sive society, it also holds  great promise in strength­ening the competitiveness of the overall South African science and research system. In this document, an Open Science Frame­work is presented

Enterprise Infrastructure Services: A holistic approach to research support at ICTS
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 - 09:30

In 2017, to ensure that ICTS could keep up with the demand coming from the research endeavour, among other things, the divison which housed the IT arm of eResearch was restructured into what is now known as Enterprise Infrastructure Services (EIS).

Sharing research resources at UCT: help us find the right solution
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 - 09:30

To ensure sustainability and make UCT resources available to a wider research community, UCT eResearch, on behalf of the DVC for Research and Internationalisation, aims to implement a centralised booking and billing system to enable the sharing of facilities.

Key lessons learned in building a research database
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 10:00

As early as 2014, before data was widely recognised as a major challenge to research, the Energy Research Centre (ERC) realised they had a data problem.

Digital Humanities – The perspective of Africa: apply now for workshop in Leiden
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 09:00

Call for applications for the 2019 Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations Digital Humanities conference now open. Travel bursaries available.