Knowledge exchange symposium
Taking place on Tuesday 11 July 2017. UCT eResearch, in conjunction with DataFirst and UK Data Service is hosting a joint symposium to discuss the requirements for scaling up data infrastructure for data‑intensive research.
eResearch Africa 2017
Launch of data visualisation wall at UCT will support researcher engagement
“Visual technology is transforming the way research is conducted by magnifying data that was previously invisible, and enabling researchers to interrogate these extremely big datasets in real-time,”
UCT eResearch as a broker
UCT eResearch works as a broker: connecting researchers to the right ICT solutions. Our goal is to build partnerships to connect research
UCT eResearch as a partner
UCT eResearch will partner with key research groups across the university to connect them with the most appropriate hardware, software and services in order to accelerate research
What is eResearch?
eResearch is 21st century discovery through the application of advanced computing and information and communication technologies.


Friday, 23 June 2017
Sign-up now: Understanding Complex Social Survey Data

This course is aimed at postgraduate students (Masters and Ph.D.), researchers, and officials in state agencies wanting to analyse social surveys using Stata.

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 11:15
big data
Learn about using big data in the social sciences: sign up for first intensive summer school

We are delighted to announce our first intensive summer school in the area of big data in the social sciences. 

Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 14:00
big-data computer infrastructure
Researchers aim for the clouds: UCT and NWU launch first stage of big-data African Research Cloud

The rapid advance in scientific knowledge has created such vast and complex quantities of information, or big data, that scientists and researchers have had to develop new infrastructure, tools and approaches to capture, analyse and share it.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 15:45
Data-intensive research capacity boosted ahead of SKA

A consortium of institutions in South Africa has been formed to establish a Western Cape Data Intensive Research Facility as part of the country’s National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System. The aim is to dramatically increase data-intensive research capacity ahead of the global astronomy research initiative, the Square Kilometre Array.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 16:15