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 Data Management Planning (DMP) Tool
This is the newly developed SA DMP Tool that is developed by DIRISA.
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.
Learn all about DIRISA by watching this video.
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
All DIRISA stakeholders are currently invited to complete the survey on Long Term Archiving to better understand the benefits that this can provide to you and your organisation. The survey can be found by clicking here.
If you are working closely with health and medical researchers on finding solutions for the COVID-19 pandemic, and also for those wanting to practice data science skills: Research data about COVID-19 is available on the Figshare platform in various formats at the link https://covid19.figshare.com/. Another platform, Dimensions, have also created a query on Read more about COVID-19 Research Data Available!![…]
The National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System (NICIS) is availing resources to research or data analysis that is dedicated to efforts of combating COVID-19. The Centre for High Performance Computing will prioritise computational resources and application support for any compute intensive or machine learning algorithms. For the purpose of moving large data from various points in a Read more about Dedicated Cyberinfrastructure Resources for COVID19 Research[…]
The Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) hosted its first annual Student Datathon Challenge at the CHPC National Meeting 2019 held at Birchwood Hotel in Kempton Park, from 01 December to 05 December 2019 The purpose of the challenge is to showcase how open research data can be used to come up with Read more about DIRISA Student Datathon Challenge 2019 – The Winners![…]
The International Data Week 2018 (IDW 2018) was held on 5-8 November 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana. IDW was hosted by the Botswana Open Science and Open Data Forum and was co-organized by the ISC World Data System (WDS), the ISC Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), the Research Data Alliance (RDA), University of Botswana (UoB) Read more about DIRISA Attendance at the International Data Week 2018 held in Botswana[…]
The National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System (NICIS) announces a call for research proposals. The purpose of the call is to make funds available to researchers in all fields of Science, Engineering and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, to drive the development of foundational sciences and technologies the area of Cyberinfrastructure. Details of the call can be found Read more about NICIS eResearch Funding Call for Application[…]
The tool, called Google Dataset Search, should help researchers to find the data they need more easily. Read more on the article here.
(Brussels. 4 September) Today, 11 national research funding organisation, with the support of the European Commission including the European Research Council (ERC), are announcing the launch of cOAlition S, an initiative to make full and immediate Open Access to research publications a reality. It is built around Plan S, which was announced at ESOF in Read more about cOAlition S: Making Open Access a Reality[…]
DIRISA will be hosting a data workshop on 19-21 June 2018 at the CSIR ICC. Abstracts calls are now open and can be submitted via email@example.com. All information about the conference can be found on the website: DIRISA Workshop 2018