DIRISA Attendance at the International Data Week 2018 held in Botswana

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[…]

NICIS eResearch Funding Call for Application

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[…]

cOAlition S: Making Open Access a Reality

(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[…]

FIGSHARE Pilot in Pretoria and Durban

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[…]

IST Africa 2017

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.