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As component of the National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System, The Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) coordinates and promotes sound research data management practices and supports data intensive reseach.

ROBUST INFRASTRUCTURE

We enable and support data intensive research by providing cyberinfrastructure for research data storage and data management services

SOUND DATA MANAGEMENT

DIRISA develops policies and guidelines to soundly manage research data across the entire research data lifecycle

DEVELOP EXERTISE

We coordinate and support training and research interventions that advance capabilities in research data management the data sciences

ADVOCACY AND OUTREACH

DIRISA engages stakeholders and users to ensure that the greatest value is derived from investments in research data

DIRISA Services

As component of the National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System, DIRISA coordinates and promotes sound research data management practices and supports data intensive reseach.

Sing-Sign-On
SSO
Subscribe and log in the full complement of DIRISA,s services. Authentication is currently granted through SAFIRE. However, in the future, more federated identities will be managed.
Single sign-in and logout
100 GB free storage
Access all services in one platform
All user information secured
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SA Data Management Plan Tool
DMP
The south African Data Management Planning tool (SA_DMP) allows subscribe researchers to create Data Management Plans (DMPs) that meet and conform to the requirements of universities and funders.
Find and understand your data when you need to use it
Add institution Template
Share Data publicly
View other DMPs
Collaborate with new reseachers
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Data Identifier
Minting DOI
Get a Digital Object Identifier that uniquely and persistently references, your date set/s if stored at DIRISA or other Trusted repository.
Create your own DOI for research data
Add your own Meta Data for your data sets
Make your research data easily accessible
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EventDescriptionDate
DIRISA RoadshowsThe DIRISA student datathon is a competition that is organised by the ... see more1709280000 March 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024
Annual National Research Data WorkshopWe are thrilled to announce that registration for the Annual National Research ... see more1717401600 June 3, 2024 - July 4, 2024
DIRISA DatathonThe DIRISA student datathon is a competition that is organised by the ... see more1732867200 November 29, 2024 - December 31, 2024

About DIRISA

The Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) promotes, enables, and coordinates a data intensive research ecosystem in support of national science and strategic priorities. This is accomplished through several key objectives, including the provision of a robust and advanced national data infrastructure and services, the promotion of sound data stewardship practices and the development of expertise in data management and data intensive research.

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