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Open Science Webinar: Adding Value For Research Data Assets
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 15:30

LIBER’s Working Group on Scientific Information Infrastructures is collaborating with Helmholtz to run two editions of an Open Science Webinar in June. 

Measurement of development indicators: data quality workshop
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 14:00

Measurement of Development Indicators Data Quality Workshop, 6 & 7 July 2017

Apply now! CODATA International Training Workshop in Open Data for Better Science
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 15:15

Apply now! In collaboration with CODATA China, CODATA is running an International Training Workshop Open Data for Better Science.  Deadline to apply: 25 April 2017

Scientific Visualization: From Archaeology to Astronomy
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 14:15

Register now: "Scientific Visualization: From Archaeology to Astronomy" takes place on 20 June 2017 in Rotterdam.

UCT is the first South African university to benefit from SAFIRE’s eduGAIN membership
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 15:45

UCT has recently signed the Participation Agreement and joined SAFIRE, the South African Identity Federation. Furthermore, UCT has completed technical integration as an identity provider and thus becomes the first South African university to be able to benefit from SAFIRE’s membership of eduGAIN.

Sci-GaIA Final Event
Sci-GaIA Final Event
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 13:00

The “User Forum & Final Event” of the EU-funded Sci-GaIA project will be held on March, 23-24, 2017 at the CSIR International Convention Centre (CICC), Pretoria, South Africa. The event will be hosted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), a member of the Sci-GaIA consortium.

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Visit and workshops: Dr. Teng-Leong Chew, Director: HHMI Advanced Imaging Centre
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 15:45

Dr. Teng-Leong Chew, Director of the Advanced Imaging Center (AIC) at the Janelia Farm Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), will be visiting the IDM/UCT during the week 13th-17th March.

RDM Workshop: Defining support roles and responsibilities at UCT
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 08:15

The Research Office recently hosted a workshop to define the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders engaged in the support of research data management at UCT. 

Sign-up now: Understanding Complex Social Survey Data
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 11:15

This course is aimed at postgraduate students (Masters and Ph.D.), researchers, and officials in state agencies wanting to analyse social surveys using Stata.

big data
Learn about using big data in the social sciences: sign up for first intensive summer school
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 14:00

We are delighted to announce our first intensive summer school in the area of big data in the social sciences. 

big-data computer infrastructure
Researchers aim for the clouds: UCT and NWU launch first stage of big-data African Research Cloud
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 15:45

The rapid advance in scientific knowledge has created such vast and complex quantities of information, or big data, that scientists and researchers have had to develop new infrastructure, tools and approaches to capture, analyse and share it.

Data-intensive research capacity boosted ahead of SKA
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 16:15

A consortium of institutions in South Africa has been formed to establish a Western Cape Data Intensive Research Facility as part of the country’s National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System. The aim is to dramatically increase data-intensive research capacity ahead of the global astronomy research initiative, the Square Kilometre Array.