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e-Research Enablement  Focus Area Drs H Pienaar (UP) & M van Deventer (CSIR)   <ul><li></li></ul><ul><li>Achievements to d...
e-Research <ul><li>Objective: to do  faster, better and different interdisciplinary research </li></ul><ul><li>e-Research ...
e-Research Advocacy <ul><li>Digital Curation Conference: 2008 (Pretoria) </li></ul><ul><li>e-Research Seminar: 2009 (Preto...
<ul><li>SA Malaria researchers’ VRE components </li></ul><ul><li>Red: none Orange: some Yellow: all </li></ul><ul><li>Scie...
<ul><li>BL / MS RIC: Manage-ment of published info </li></ul><ul><li>ResearchGate: research collaboration </li></ul><ul><l...
Research data management <ul><li>Survey of research data management practices at the University of Pretoria and CSIR </li>...
e-Research Centre services IT infrastructure Digital content <ul><li>Access to High Performance Computing (HPC) </li></ul>...
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  • We then looked at the gaps in the tools … what is in use at both institutions, what at either of the institutions and also saw where the necessary infrastructure for a working VRE did not exist.
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    1. 1. e-Research Enablement Focus Area Drs H Pienaar (UP) & M van Deventer (CSIR) <ul><li></li></ul><ul><li>Achievements to date </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Well established eResearch support network (UK, USA, Australia but also contacts in Netherlands, Botswana, Ethiopia, Uganda) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborated on the establishment of institutional repositories & through training assisted several others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research conducted … VREs; eResearch Centres, data curation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Established NeDICC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiated a digital curation (and eScholarship) conference for Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd eScholarship & Curation Conference – Botswana (May 2010) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Going forward </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigating data management practices & mobile technology service delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VLDB initiative of the CHPC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WDCBHH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 th eScholarship & Curation Conference Kampala, Uganda (May 2011) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACP Pol-SABINA VRE (natural products) … with ACGT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eResearch Centre proposal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills development and experiential learning collaboration (with Australia (USQ) as a possible option) </li></ul></ul>
    2. 2. e-Research <ul><li>Objective: to do faster, better and different interdisciplinary research </li></ul><ul><li>e-Research advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Research Environment (VRE) projects </li></ul><ul><li>Research data management initiatives </li></ul>
    3. 3. e-Research Advocacy <ul><li>Digital Curation Conference: 2008 (Pretoria) </li></ul><ul><li>e-Research Seminar: 2009 (Pretoria) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Scholarship & Curation Conference: 2009 (Pretoria) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Scholarship & Curation Conference: 2010 (Gaberone) </li></ul><ul><li>Van Deventer, M., Pienaar, H. 2009. Report on the 2nd African Digital Scholarship and Curation Conference . D-Lib Magazine, 15 (7/8), July / August 2009. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july09/vandeventer/07vandeventer.html </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>SA Malaria researchers’ VRE components </li></ul><ul><li>Red: none Orange: some Yellow: all </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific workflow </li></ul><ul><li>(Collaborative) Electronic Lab book </li></ul><ul><li>Sophisticated instruments that generate digital information and data </li></ul><ul><li>Servers with data files </li></ul><ul><li>(Free) Data analysis software </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated data management system </li></ul><ul><li>Access to research networks & super computers; access to labs with in silico screening + </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematical modelling tools; numerical algorithm tools; simulation software; in silico experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Pienaar, H., Van Deventer, M. 2009. To VRE or not to VRE? Do South African malaria researchers need a virtual research environment? Ariadne , 59, April 2009. http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/pienaar-vandeventer/ </li></ul><ul><li>Project management </li></ul><ul><li>Project management system </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal writing </li></ul><ul><li>Document management system </li></ul><ul><li>Generic software e.g. MS / Open Office </li></ul><ul><li>Real time communication </li></ul><ul><li>Skype, smart board, video conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Training / mentoring etc </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning system for researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of funding sources </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of research area </li></ul><ul><li>Literature review & indexing </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of collaborators </li></ul><ul><li>Internal shared database of indexed articles </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination & artifacts </li></ul><ul><li>Web/wiki/blog : search engines, databases; researchers & topics; funders, portals, communication, projects </li></ul><ul><li>Repositories : research results; experiments; literature & documents </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>BL / MS RIC: Manage-ment of published info </li></ul><ul><li>ResearchGate: research collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>OPENWETWARE: Lab Notebook on Blog </li></ul><ul><li>myexperiment: scientific workflows </li></ul><ul><li>archer e-Research toolkit: data management </li></ul><ul><li>nanoHUB: subject gateway built on HUBzero platform </li></ul><ul><li>HUBzero: access to interactive simulation tools </li></ul>
    6. 6. Research data management <ul><li>Survey of research data management practices at the University of Pretoria and CSIR </li></ul><ul><li>Very Large Database initiative (CSIR) </li></ul><ul><li>World Data Centre for Biodiversity and Human Health in Africa (NeDICC) </li></ul>
    7. 7. e-Research Centre services IT infrastructure Digital content <ul><li>Access to High Performance Computing (HPC) </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the National Research Network </li></ul><ul><li>Research data store </li></ul><ul><li>Create essential e-Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use systems and customized solutions for specific research disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Education and training of students and researchers in the use of advanced computing and information technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Management, curation and re-use of digital multi-media content (data, information, knowledge / research products) </li></ul><ul><li>Digitization services </li></ul><ul><li>Repository services </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration tools (e.g. blogs, wikis) and support </li></ul><ul><li>Training in digital content / asset management </li></ul><ul><li>Enable open access publications </li></ul><ul><li>Data visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Development and implementation of VRE’s (Virtual Research Environments) </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation on Intellectual Property (IP) issues </li></ul><ul><li>Build collaboration across research disciplines, nationally & internationally </li></ul><ul><li>Apply e-Research techniques and services to key research groups </li></ul>
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