Our Services

Our comprehensive platform offers a seamless user experience, simplifying access to a range of services under one secure login. Explore our suite of integrated solutions designed to streamline your workflow and enhance productivity.

Single Sign-On

The DIRISA SSO is used to allow users to authenticate themselves before using DIRISA services. Authentication is currently granted through SAFIRE. However, in the future, more federated identities will be managed.

SA Data Management Planning Tool

The South African Data Management Planning tool (SA_DMP) is a service developed by DIRISA to provide researchers with the ability to create data management plans that meet and conform to the requirements of universities and funders.

Deposit Data Tool

Research data is a critical part of the research process and while there are several cloud-based solutions to store data, DIRISA provides reliable, persistent and easily accessible resource to safely share data.

Digital Object Identifier

Data sets at DIRISA and trusted repositories are persistently and uniquely identifiable through a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Apply for a DOI to be allocated to your data set through one of several such existing systems.


The Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) promotes, enables, and coordinates a data intensive research ecosystem in support of national science and strategic priorities. This is accomplished through several key objectives, including the provision of a robust and advanced national data infrastructure and services, the promotion of sound data stewardship practices and the development of expertise in data management and data intensive research.