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.

UCT eResearch Africa Conference 2017

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[…]

Deadline 25 April 2017 – CODATA Training Workshop and Summer School

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[…]

Data Carpentry Instructor Workshop at the UCT eResearch Conference 2017

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 meets with ‘Inventor of the Internet’

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’[…]