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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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Figshare workshop held at UCT
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 - 09:15

A workshop was held at UCT to discuss the role of the web-based platform, Figshare, in the proposed national approach to research data management.

Invitation: Electronic lab books and IP workshop, 27 July 2017 (Free!)
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 - 10:00

The eResearch Centre conducted a survey to determine which eLab Notebooks were being used across campus and assessed experiences, functionality and cost.