UCT eResearch plays an integral part in the University of Cape Town's research strategy. This strategy commits to resource, support and internationalise research; to enhance disciplinary and transdisciplinary research; to support engaged scholarship and bring research into teaching.
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research & Internationalisation
Under the guidance of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation, Professor Michael Kyobe, the eResearch strategy aims to support these goals and provide the best ICT solutions to accelerate research at UCT.
Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS)
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have become the lifeblood of research. It is the role of ICTS to respond to these demands, both with the appropriate infrastructure and expertise.
The eResearch support strategy of the Libraries focuses on two major areas - that of enabling access to and visibility of UCT scholarship - and in the research data management domain. Further responsibilities include the provision of user support services in the compilation of data management plans in compliance with increasing data sharing mandates of funding agencies; and to ensure the citability of datasets.
The Research Office
The role of the Research Office within UCT eResearch is to communicate the support and services the centre can provide for our researchers. This includes training and development programmes for researchers hosted through the Research Office. The Research Office also seeks to support global research partnerships. Today eResearch facilities and capabilities are an important part of these partnerships.