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Friday, 18 January 2019
Opening up the research enterprise through data publication at UCT

UCT, in March 2018, implemented its research data management (RDM) policy to support effective data sharing and to address the need for data to be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) to specific quality standards.

Publication Date:
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 - 16:15
Finding big-data solutions through teaching and learning

As a partner in the African Research Cloud and the Inter-University Institute for Data-Intensive Astronomy, UCT is home to some powerful computing facilities. These facilities, which allow researchers to work with enormous sets of data, are helping us to prepare for the era of big-data science.

Publication Date:
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 - 09:00
Mapping pixels

When Associate Professor Adam West from the Department of Biological Sciences began using drones to collect data from his fynbos study plots, he was confronted by a big-data problem. The customised drones were efficient and collected data easily, but they collected a lot of it – more than could be processed timeously by his laboratory’s computers. West reached out to the team at UCT eResearch for support.

Publication Date:
Mon, 26 Feb 2018 - 09:15
Preparing the next generation for the big-data challenge

Demand for skills at the interface between technology and information is growing and demand already far exceeds supply. This is particularly the case in Africa. To respond to demand, UCT launched two new postgraduate programmes to foster a generation equipped with the skills to meet this need.

Publication Date:
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 - 15:45

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