SA DMP TOOL
The South Africa Data Management Planning (SA DMP) Tool is based on the DCC Online implementation. This tool is used to produce a formal document that outlines how a researcher will handle research data during the research process and after the project is completed.
Data deposit tool
Research data is a critical part of the research process and while there are several cloud-based storage solutions to store data, DIRISA provides a reliable, persistent and easily accessible resource to safely share data. The development of a cloud-based data deposit tool is underway and will be available to subscribed users.
Digital Object Identifier
Data sets at DIRISA and trusted repositories are persistently and uniquely identifiable through a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Apply for a DOI to be allocated to your data set through one of several such existing systems.
What we do
The Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) is one of the components of the National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System (NICIS) established by the CSIR, on behalf of the DST.
The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) and the South African National Research Network (SANReN) complements DIRISA through the provision of high performance computing services and high bandwidth connectivity.
This ensures that enable sound data management and data driven research has a high impact on the South African economy
This is done through the development of policies, frameworks and guidelines for the entire research data lifecycle
This is done by promoting, coordinating and supporting training and research interventions that advance capabilities in data management and the data sciences
Encourage and promote contribution to data management aspects in South Africa. Encourage and promote participation in, and usage of DIRISA and NICIS generally
Great News! The DIRISA blog can now be accessed on blog.dirisa.ac.za. Any suggestions for discussion topics can be emailed to nshozi[at]csir.co.za. Regards, DIRISA Team.
The second South African in-person Carpentry instructor training will take place from 30 April to 2 May in Cape Town and will co-incide with the eResearch Africa Conference. The workshop will be lead by Dr. Kari L. Jordan, Deputy Director of Assessment (Data Carpentry) and Anelda van der Walt, eResearch Consultant (NWU/Talarify). The course is Read more about Data Carpentry Instructor Workshop at the UCT eResearch Conference 2017[…]
Dr Anwar Vahed and Dr Louis Coetzee (Research group leader of Internet of things) both had the rare priviledge to participate in a workshop where Dr Robert Kahn – The inventor of the Internet was the key presenter. Dr Kahn developed the internet protocols. His wife, Patric Lyons, also was a great contributor in the Read more about Dr Anwar Vahed meets with ‘Inventor of the Internet’[…]
DIRISA held a successfull fullday session at the CHPC Conference in East London, December 2016. The following speakers were invited to present (their presentations can be found on the resources page of DIRISA): – Jason Van Rooyen. University of Cape Town (UCT). Research Data Growing Pains. – Kay Raseroka. University of Botswana. Towards a National Read more about DIRISA Session at CHPC Conference 2016[…]
DIRISA in partnership with SANREN and CHPC will be co-hosting the 2016 CHPC/NICIS Conference in East London ICC from 5-9 December 2016. Information about the event will be posted as it is available. For more information, visit www.chpconf.ac.za
DIRISA alongside TENET, Talarify and the North West University have successfully co hosted a Data Carpentry Workshop at the University of Venda from 31 October 2016 to 2 November 2016. The purpose of the workshop was to provide researchers and postgraduate students with tools to be able to perform research data analysis more effectively. The Read more about DIRISA Co-hosts Data Carpentry Workshop[…]
In supporting researchers managing their research data, the Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) has released an operational version of a research Data Management Planning (DMP) tool – DMP Online. It is becoming standard practice for research funders to require a research data management plan (DMP) as part of the research proposal. A Read more about DIRISA Deploys Research Data Management Planning Tool[…]