Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Research laboratories go paperless

When Professor Stefan Barth – Department of Science and Technology/ National Research Foundation South African Research Chair in Cancer Biotechnology – moved his laboratory to UCT from Germany two years ago, he envisioned a place where the knowledge shared between himself and his laboratory members would be contained in a secure, persistent digital repository. UCT eResearch was able to support Barth and help make his vision a reality.

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Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:15
Shared and sustainable facilities: piloting Calpendo at the Electron Microscope Unit

UCT is home to myriad facilities, instruments, software packages and services that are used by a range of researchers. The trouble is that these resources are expensive to buy and to maintain. To ensure sustainability, not only do the various facilities need to be used by as wide a community of researchers as possible, but an effective billing system needs to be in place: enter Calpendo.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:00
Preparing for the SKA data

The world is wholly underprepared for the big-data challenges presented by the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). This is because we have never before seen data volumes on the scale that will be generated by the SKA. eResearch has been helping with the challenges of delivering these data sets to researchers around the world and enabling their visualisation.

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Friday, January 26, 2018 - 09:30
Meeting our national research infrastructure needs

Advancements in information and digital technologies offer both a challenge and an opportunity to researchers, as they begin to collect and mine data on a scale never previously imagined.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 09:00