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Enterprise Infrastructure Services: A holistic approach to research support at ICTS
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 - 12:00

UCT eResearch is a virtual service made up of three partners: Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS), the Research Office and UCT Libraries.

Sharing research resources at UCT: help us find the right solution
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 - 12:00

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.  

Digital Humanities – The perspective of Africa: apply now for workshop in Leiden
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 12:00

In 2019 the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)  Digital Humanities conference will take place from 9-12 July in Utrecht, The Netherlands. In the week before Digital Humanities Conference 2019 (DH2019).

Key lessons learned in building a research database
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 - 12:00

As early as 2014, before data was widely recognised as a major challenge to research, the Energy Research Centre (ERC) realised they had a data problem.

ACC Research Equipment Call for 2019
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 - 11:45

The purpose of these grants is to provide funding to faculties for prioritised pieces of medium size (R50 000 to R500 000) computer related hardware and software.

Collaborating around data: partnership between UCT and Colgate University bears fruit in the eResearch space
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 - 11:45

Greater collaboration around research data – particularly data visualisation – between UCT and Colgate University in New York is on the cards after an exploratory visit by Associate Professor Josh Finnell, head of research and instruction at the Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology, Colgate University in November this year.

Ilifu data-intensive research cloud ready for first bioinformatics and astronomy users
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 - 11:45

Big data is changing the face of research. Fields like astronomy and bioinformatics are leading the way in the management of enormous data sets containing some of the secrets of the universe and our DNA. 

UEC Research Equipment Call for 2019
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 - 11:45

The purpose of these grants are to provide funding to faculties for prioritised pieces of large research equipment. The University Equipment Committee (UEC) considers applications from Faculties for strategic equipment items that are not covered in the conventional way by Faculty Equipment Committees.

Needle in a haystack: Wrangling data to identify host biomarkers of TB progression
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 - 11:45

Up to 80% of the adult South African population are estimated to be infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB). 

Submissions open for DHASA: African Digital Humanities conference
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 - 12:30

The Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) invites the submission of proposals for its 2nd International Conference at the University of Pretoria from 25– 29 March 2019.

Connecting rural campuses
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 - 12:30

The Faculty of Health Sciences boasts a number of rural sites where important research and teaching are undertaken. Up to now, these sites have had to make do with the levels of connectivity in the region. In 2018, Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS) concluded the UCT segment of the Rural Campuses Connection (RCC) project, part of a national initiative to connect the country’s rural research facilities.

National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System: call for applications for eResearch funding
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 - 12:30

The National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System (NICIS) is making funds available to researchers in the areas of cyberinfrastructure (CI) to support both fundamental and applied research for the advancement of the foundational sciences and technologies for CI and across a multitude of disciplines spanning the humanities, social sciences, natural and engineering sciences and beyond, which leverage CIs to achieve its multidisciplinary research goals.