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Ilifu data-intensive research cloud ready for first bioinformatics and astronomy users
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 - 10:45

To ensure that South African researchers can be global pioneers in the fields of astronomy and bioinformatics, a consortium of universities and research organisations have established a data-intensive research cloud, Ilifu

UEC Research Equipment Call for 2019
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 - 10:15

The purpose of these grants are to provide funding to faculties for prioritised pieces of large research equipment

Collaborating around data: partnership between UCT and Colgate University bears fruit in the eResearch space
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 - 10:00

Greater collaboration around research data – particularly data visualisation – between UCT and Colgate University in New York is on the cards

Needle in a haystack: Wrangling data to identify host biomarkers of TB progression
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 - 16:00

The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) is working towards predicting an individual’s likelihood of developing TB, but the size of the data involved is a challenge in itself.

Submissions open for DHASA: African Digital Humanities conference
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 - 13:30

The Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) invites the submission of proposals for its 2nd International Conference at the University of Pretoria from 25 – 29 March 2019.

Connecting rural campuses
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 - 15:00

The Faculty of Health Sciences boasts a number of rural sites where important research and teaching are undertaken. Up to now, these sites have had to make do with the levels of connectivity in the region.

National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System: call for applications for eResearch funding
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 - 11:45

The National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System is making funds available to researchers in the areas of cyberinfrastructure to support both fundamental and applied research.

Opening up the research enterprise through data publication at UCT
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 - 16:15

UCT, in March 2018, implemented its research data management (RDM) policy to support effective data sharing and to address the need for data to be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) to specific quality standards.

Finding big-data solutions through teaching and learning
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 - 09:00

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.

Mapping pixels
Mon, 26 Feb 2018 - 09:15

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.

Preparing the next generation for the big-data challenge
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 15:45

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.

Fostering collaboration for road safety
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 - 09:15

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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