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UCT joins the Digital Preservation Coalition
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 - 14:30

The University of Cape Town (UCT) recently joined the Digital Preservation Coalition, a global community that seeks to secure the preservation of digital resources internationally in order to safeguard the global digital memory and knowledge base for the future.

Integrating systems for open science: Scholix and UCT’s research data integration project
Thu, 30 Jan 2020 - 08:15

Open science has many benefits including improved access to research outputs, greater global collaboration and reducing duplication in scientific efforts.

High-performance computing (HPC) upgrade complete to mark 10-year anniversary
Tue, 24 Dec 2019 - 00:00

UCT’s new HPC cluster was installed and operational in January 2019 and continues to provide a reliable, scalable and economic computing facility for researchers. The upgraded facility provides an HPC cluster geared towards researchers with major computing needs but is also accessible to the full community, for both teaching and research.

Investing in a shared resource for scientific software sustainability in computational chemistry
Fri, 20 Dec 2019 - 11:00

Dr Chris Barnett has invested in the research cloud-computing platform ilifu to create a central resource where a like-minded research community can come together and share these tools and expertise, using the opensource platform Galaxy.

Published data set offers a peek into the history of electrification in post-apartheid South Africa
Thu, 19 Dec 2019 - 10:45

UCT researcher and data scientist Wiebke Toussaint has made valuable data on South Africa's electricity use available for research use.

The devil is in the detail: planning for the data lifecycle in a longitudinal, multi-institutional study
Wed, 18 Dec 2019 - 16:15

Professor Catherine Ward of UCT's Department of Psychology is working on the South African piece of an eight-country longitudinal birth-cohort study led by Cambridge University which seeks to understand violence against children. UCT eResearch worked with Ward to help her anticipate and resolve the many research data problems that are likely to crop up during the course of the study.

Decision-making in a time of big data
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 - 09:45

Big data has changed the world forever – just ask Netflix. But, argues Professor Ulrike Rivett in her keynote address at eResearch Africa 2019, when it comes to society, public sector and government big data is perhaps not the silver bullet we imagine.

Cybersecurity and your research data
Fri, 13 Dec 2019 - 15:45

In the digital age, information is a commodity that criminals will go to great lengths to get their hands on. Research data is no different. Roshan Harneker, Senior Manager for Information and Cybersecurity Services at Information, Communication and Technology Services (ICTS) offers a few key points to bear in mind to maintain the integrity of your research data.

2020 DST CSIR Inter-bursary Support Programme Call for Applications
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 - 15:15

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the CSIR are pleased to announce the DST CSIR Inter-bursary Support Programme (IBS) call for applications.

CODATA-RDA Research Data Summer School set for January 2020
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 - 14:00

The CODATA-RDA Research Data Summer School is scheduled to take place from 13 to 24 January 2020 at the University of Pretoria.

CPUT researcher honoured at ‘Oscars of Science’ for data publication
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 - 10:15

Earlier this year Professor Tandi Matsha was awarded the NSTF Data for Research Award at the National Science and Technology Foundation-South32 Awards – dubbed the ‘Oscars of Science’ – for her work in identifying cardio-metabolic risk factors in South African populations of mixed ancestry and making that data available for re-use through the CPUT instance of Figshare, funded through the ilifu project.

Why decolonisation of IP matters
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 13:15

Professor Ruth Okediji, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center will speak on the decolonisation agenda for copyright law in South Africa.

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