Welcome to DIRISA The Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) is one of the components of the National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System (NICIS) managed by the CSIR, on behalf of the Department of Science and Innovation in South Africa. LEARN ALL ABOUT DIRISA BY WATCHING THIS VIDEO Welcome to DIRISA DIRISA is complemented by the Centre for High Performance Computing providing high performance computing services and the South African National Research Network (SANReN) providing high bandwidth connectivity. LEARN ALL ABOUT DIRISA BY WATCHING THIS VIDEO

We provide a range of research data management services including User Subscription, Data Management Planning, Data Deposit and DOI Minting


What We Do

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


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


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


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


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

DIRISA Services


The Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa makes the following tools and services available to the research community.

Data Recovery

Search and browse for data sets that are relevant to your research and optionally, download these

User Subcription

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.

Data Deposit

This service will allow subscribed users to reliably and safely store their research data. Users have 20GB of storage for their personal use.


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.

Mint a DOI

Get a Digital Object Identifier that uniquely and persistently references, your date set/s if stored at DIRISA or other Trusted repository.

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