Invitation to a series of free webinars on "Incentives for sharing research data"
Although many researchers are already sharing their raw data and data sets, there are researchers who still question why they should share their data, and what benefits are in it for them.
software carpentry
Software Carpentry Workshop
This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation.
Knowledge exchange symposium
This joint symposium, held on 11 July 2017, was run by UCT eResearch, in partnership with DataFirst and UK Data Service 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


Friday, 20 October 2017
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
Software Carpentry Workshop at PyConZA 2016: 5 & 6 October in Cape Town

The Software Carpentry Foundation is an international organisation which helps scientists and engineers to get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing.

Publication Date:
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 13:45
UCT led consortium to build first regional data node of national cyberinfrastructure

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) announced on Tuesday that it has approved a proposal by a Western Cape consortia of institutions, led by the University of Cape Town, to establish a Western Cape Data Intensive Research Facility (DIRF), as part of DST’s National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System (NICIS).


Publication Date:
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 17:00