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SatRday taking centre stage at UCT
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 - 09:00

Researchers, data scientists, developers, novice coders and enthusiasts gathered at UCT in March for satRday: a series of workshops and conference sessions all about R, a statistical and graphical programming language and open-source software.  

Software & Data Carpentry Instructor Training for South Africans
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 - 09:45

The next round of carpentry instructor training is for people who are already using tools such as R, Python, Shell, Git, Matlab. It will run from 21 to 23 February in Kleinmond, South Africa.

URISC@SC17 and the #LongestLastMile
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 - 14:00

For more than 50 years, HPC has supported tremendous advances in all areas of science but research centres based in sparsely-populated regions are extremely disadvantaged.

Visualising a universe of data
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 - 11:30

Cape Town’s planetarium has been revamped by Iziko Museums to create a facility that brings data to life through immersive visualisations. The new planetarium – the result of a partnership that includes UCT – could be a model for others around the world.

Conference to address the SKA-driven big data challenge in Africa
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 - 09:30

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) is organising a conference "SKA-Driven Big Data Challenge in Africa: Science, Innovation and Opportunity” to be held from 28 to 31 May 2018.

“Data to Dome” Public Showings
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 - 13:15

Professor Tom Jarrett of UCT and Associate Professor Michelle Cluver of the University of the Western Cape invite you on a tour of the universe!

eResearch Report 2016-2017 is available
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 - 09:00

UCT eResearch has launched this year's eResearch Report.

Africa must keep its rich, valuable data safe from exploitation
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 - 11:00

There’s a data revolution underway in Africa. The continent needs to respond by developing its capacity for data stewardship to prevent the exploitation of its data resources.

ZivaHub Seminar
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 08:45

Introducing ZivaHub: Open Data UCT. Attend the seminar to find out how to make your research data citable, shareable and compliant.

UCT Alumnus elected onto Research Data Alliance Technical Advisory Board
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 - 09:15

UCT alumnus, Dr Jane Wyngaard was one of five new members elected to serve on the Research Data Alliance’s (RDA) Technical Advisory Board at the organisation’s tenth plenary in Montreal, Canada.

Introducing ZivaHub: Open Data UCT
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 - 10:15

Following the official launch of ZivaHub on 24 October, UCT Libraries is the first academic library in the country to have a fully functioning open-access institutional data repository (IDR) available to its research community. 

What open data means for an institution
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 - 11:30

Amidst a growing number of mandates for data sharing and reuse, South African universities are scrambling to provide services to the research community to facilitate compliance with the complex data management requirements of numerous international funding agencies.

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