The DIRISA User Subscription is used to allow user’s to authenticate themselves before using DIRISA services. Authentication is currently granted through SAFIRE. However, in the future, more federated identities will be managed.
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
Latest News and Events
The MA and MSC Masters Programme forms part of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) funded ‘National e-Science Postgraduate Teaching and Training Platform’ (NEPTTP). This programme is hosted by the WITS University. More information about this program can be found in the below documents:
Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA), aims to ensure the long term persistence and preservation of the data on local infrastructure. As part of this, DIRISA embarked on regional meetings to introduce Figshare to research institutions and academia. Figshare pilots were organised by DIRISA on 4 July 2017 in Pretoria and 6 July Read more about FIGSHARE Pilot in Pretoria and Durban[…]
The NSTF-South32 Awards were held in Gauteng on 29 June 2017. This is the 19th celebration of the flagship project of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF). DIRISA would like to congratulate Prof. Martin Wittenberg of the School of Economics in the University of Cape Town (UCT) and also the Director of DataFirst for Read more about Data For Research Award at the NSTF-South32 Awards[…]
IST-Africa Week 2017 will be held in Windhoek, Namibia (30 May – 02 June). The conference is focused on ICT-enabled Innovation, Science and Technology related policy dialogues, Global Development, Research and Innovation Cooperation and Community Building.
The theme of the conference is ‘Global Challenges and Data-Driven Science’. The conference will be held at Saint-Petersburg from 8-13 October 2017. More information can be found on: http://codata2017.gcras.ru/
eResearch Africa brings together practitioners and researchers for a stimulating week to share ideas and exemplars on new information centric research capabilities. eResearch is focused on how information and communications technologies help researchers to collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, and re-use information. The conference will be held from 2 May 2017 to 5 Read more about UCT eResearch Africa Conference 2017[…]
CODATA is running an International Training Workshop Open Data for Better Science. The workshop will take place in at the Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing from 16-29 July 2017. The workshop is targeted at early career researchers as well as from research leaders and managers of research institutes from countries with Read more about Deadline 25 April 2017 – CODATA Training Workshop and Summer School[…]
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’[…]