DIR Activities

As one of South Africa’s leading universities, with a network of international partners, UWC has several instances of data-intensive research, including the following:

IDIA (The Inter-university Institute for Data-Intensive Astronomy) aims to build capacity and expertise in data-intensive research within the South African astronomy research community and to support local researchers making the most of the MeerKAT radio telescope and eventually the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). It is a partnership of three South African universities, (UWC, the University of Cape Town, and the University of Pretoria).

SANBI (the South African National Bioinformatics Institute) is situated at UWC, and is a leading bioinformatics entity in Africa. It fosters local and regional collaborations on health-related topics that cover both communicable and non-communicable diseases.

The eResearch Office also provides access to and support for a variety of Data Intensive Research Resources.