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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.