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’[…]
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[…]