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High-performance computing for microbiome analysis
Tue, 06 Feb 2018 - 08:30

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.

Research laboratories go paperless
Fri, 02 Feb 2018 - 12:15

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.
 

Shared and sustainable facilities: piloting Calpendo at the Electron Microscope Unit
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 - 10:00

UCT is home to myriad facilities, instruments, software packages and services that are used by a range of researchers. The trouble is that these resources are expensive to buy and to maintain. To ensure sustainability, not only do the various facilities need to be used by as wide a community of researchers as possible, but an effective billing system needs to be in place: enter Calpendo.

Preparing for the SKA data
Fri, 26 Jan 2018 - 09:30

The world is wholly underprepared for the big-data challenges presented by the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). This is because we have never before seen data volumes on the scale that will be generated by the SKA. eResearch has been helping with the challenges of delivering these data sets to researchers around the world and enabling their visualisation.

Meeting our national research infrastructure needs
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 - 09:00

Advancements in information and digital technologies offer both a challenge and an opportunity to researchers, as they begin to collect and mine data on a scale never previously imagined.

Data sharing and protection in biobank and health research
Tue, 15 May 2018 - 10:15

The South African National Bioinformatics Institute, in association with NHLS Stellenbosch University Biobank, invites you to a seminar titled: Data sharing and protection in biobank and health research at the University of the Western Cape.    

DIRISA National Research Data Workshop
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 - 12:15

The National Research Data Workshop will be held on 19-21 June 2018 and is aimed at the academic and research community as well as participants who would like to share their knowledge and/or experience in data-intensive research and data management.

Can the new SANReN data transfer service help you move your data?
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 - 09:15

The South African National Research Network (SANReN) are looking for researchers, scientists and IT facilities of research institutes who need to transfer big data sets from/to one or more external sources to/from their institutions.

A new laboratory for visualising the universe
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 - 12:15

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) has launched a new visualisation facility at the University of Cape Town: a shared space where astronomers from around the country can explore their data – and find answers to some of the biggest questions about our universe. 

SatRday Cape Town Conference at UCT in March
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 09:00

The R community and some of South Africa's most forward thinking companies have come together to bring satRday back to Cape Town.

South African Centre for Digital Language call for proposals
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 - 10:00

The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) focuses on the digitisation of language resources and the high-level training of scholars in the use of digital language resources. 

Register now for Digital Humanities Research Colloquium
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 - 15:00

You are invited to attend an interactive colloquium focused on research in the area of Digital Humanities led by Menno van Zaanen.

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