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.
Digital technologies have changed the way research is conducted globally. These technologies have enabled researchers to collect vast volumes of data which then needs to be processed, analysed, managed, secured and stored for future reuse
Updated maps are an integral part of emergency response planning in humanitarian disasters, but in many areas of the developing world accurate maps simply don’t exist. This is true of the areas hit by Cyclone Idai: one of the worst humanitarian crises in Mozambique’s recent history.
Opening access to the University of Cape Town’s (UCT’s) substantial body of research will foster development and empowerment, and not only personal advancement for individual researchers. But there are watchpoints, participants heard at the opening of UCT Libraries’ Open Data Day 2019 on 2 March.
Digital technologies have created new media for fine art, believes Warren Marais, a Michaelis School of Fine Art graduate who used the eResearch Oculus Rift to create a virtual reality short film for his final project.
The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School and Research Data Science Advanced Workshops will run for their fourth and third year respectively at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.
The nature of science is changing from a closed system to an open and sharing one. It affects virtually all components of doing science and research and shifts in particular the focus from publishing as fast as possible to sharing knowledge as early as possible.
UCT is home to a myriad research facilities and resources that provide not only instruments and equipment but also specialised support. These resources are expensive to buy and maintain, and often not used to optimal capacity or duplicated across the university.