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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.

Register now for Digital Humanities Research Colloquium
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 - 12:15

You are invited to attend an interactive colloquium focused on research in the area of Digital Humanities led by Menno van Zaanen. 

Data sharing and protection in biobank and health research
Tue, 15 May 2018 - 12:15

The South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI), in association with NHLS Stellenbosch University Biobank (NSB), invites you to a seminar by Dr Ciara Staunton (Middlesex University) and Dr Nora Ni Loideain (Institute for Advanced Legal Studies) titled: Data sharing and protection in biobank and health research on 21 May 2018, 10 AM, at the University of the Western Cape.

DIRISA National Research Data Workshop
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 - 12:15

The National Research Data Workshop will be held on 19-21 June 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria. This workshop is aimed at the academic and research community as well as participants who would like to share their knowledge and/or experience in data-intensive research and data management.

Can the new SANReN data transfer service help you move your data?
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 - 12:15

The South African National Research Network (SANReN) are looking for researchers, scientists and IT facilities of research institutes who need to transfer big data sets from/to one or more external sources to/from their institutions.

SatRday taking centre stage at UCT
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 - 12:15

Researchers, data scientists, developers, novice coders and enthusiasts gathered at UCT in March for satRday: a series of workshops and conference sessions all about R, a statistical and graphical programming language and open-source software.