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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All information about the conference can be found on the website: DIRISA Workshop 2018
Please visit https://secure.dirisa.ac.za/SADMPTool/ to test out the newly developed Data Management Planning Tool created by DIRISA. Any comments/feedback can be directed to nshozi(at)csir.co.za or dirisa(at)csir.co.za
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.