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.
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.
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.
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.
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.