SatRday taking centre stage at UCT
Researchers, data scientists, developers, novice coders and enthusiasts gathered at UCT for satRday: a series of workshops and conference sessions all about R, a statistical and graphical programming language and open-source software.
A new laboratory for visualising the universe
The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) has launched a new visualisation facility at the University of Cape Town: a shared space where astronomers from around the country can explore their data – and find answers to some...
eResearch Report 2016-17 now available
Our 2016-17 annual UCT eResearch report highlights many challenges presented to eResearch in the past year. We are proud to showcase our work – not only at UCT but regionally – in building new eResearch partnerships to support data-intensive...
Africa must keep its rich, valuable data safe from exploitation
Dr Dale Peters, director of UCT eResearch, writes about the need for data stewardship in Africa during the age of data-intensive research.


eRC News

Oceanography Partners with UCT eResearch

In order to predict changing climate patterns in the coming years scientists require access to immense computing power. This is why the Department of Oceanography is partnering with UCT eResearch for ocean and climate modelling. Read more


Business Analyst, Coline Laubscher, Joins eResearch

Coline Laubscher joined UCT eResearch beginning of August 2015 as the team’s first Business Analyst. In this position Coline will investigate current processes and find new and hopefully improved ways to get the job done. Read more


Clinical Data Management at UCT: What Are Your Options?

Effective clinical data management is key to generating high-quality, reliable and statistically sound data from clinical trials. It is the process of collecting, cleaning and managing clinical data in compliance with regulatory standards.  Read more


Software Carpentry: A Powerful Initiative

 Since 1998 Software Carpentry (today the Software Carpentry Foundation) has been teaching researchers around the world the computing skills they need “to get more done in less time, with less pain”.  In July UCT eResearch co-hosted their second of many planned SWC workshops.  Read more


UCT eResearch Welcomes IT Project Manager

Key to streamlined efficiency of any large project is effective project management. It is for this reason that IT project manager Piet Helm has joined the eResearch team to manage various projects going forward.  Read more


Connecting Science: CERN and Vidyo Conferencing

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) may be based in Geneva, Switzerland, but it is a global institutions with collaborators all over the world. In order to collaborate effectively researchers need access to cutting edge communication technology . Read more


Python Programmer Joins UCT eResearch

Python software developer, Adrianna Pińska, joined the eResearch team on the 1st May 2015. Pińska, who is currently completing her Masters degree in Computer Science, will be developing software in Python for UCT eResearch and will play an important role in training researchers to code. Read more