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Monday, 10 September 2018
New Research Series at Impilo Junction, Health Sciences Library

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Research Series 2nd semester 2018 at Impilo Junction Health Sciences Library
Date  Time Title   Notes   Presenters  Sign up
21-Sep 2-4 pm Searching PubMed   In-depth introduction to searching PubMed. This session is strongly recommended if you are doing a literature/systematic review.    Gill Morgan
28-Sep 2-4 pm Searching other databases and Primo   This session is strongly recommended if you are doing a literature/systematic review.    Namhla Madini & Marja Wren-Sargent
05-Oct 2-4 pm Literature review: searching   Where and how to find appropriate sources for your literature review. Earlier sessions Searching PubMed and Searching further databases are strongly recommended.   Mary Shelton
12-Oct 2-4 pm Writing up   Guide on how to write your literature/systematic review   FHS Writing Lab Staff
19-Oct 2-4 pm Systematic review: searching   Where and how to find appropriate sources for your systematic review. Earlier sessions Searching PubMed and Searching further databases are strongly recommended.   Mary Shelton
26-Oct 2-4 pm Researcher IDs   Different databases can have different identification numbers for the same author. A researcher ID is a unique ID / number which distinguishes you from other researchers. This session will get you started.   Namhla Madini & Dilshaad Brey
02-Nov 2-4 pm Research Data Management   The UCT Research Data Management (RDM) policy was approved by Council on 17 March 2018 and the new supervisor student MoU requires the publication of data in support of a thesis. This session would be of interest to both postgraduate students and supervisors.   Dilshaad Brey
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Monday, 13 August 2018
Science in Our Schools (SOS): Host, volunteer or donate

Thursday, 15 February 2018
Advanced Computing Committee (ACC) Research Equipment Call for 2018

Faculty-prioritised Research Compute Grants

Deadline for Applications to Faculty Computing/IT Committees:  9 March 2018

(Please send queries to your Faculty Committee representative- see Table 1 below)


The purpose of these grants is to provide funding to faculties for prioritised pieces of medium size

R50 000 to R500 000) compute related hardware and software.

Should you wish to apply for large computer equipment (>R1m), please submit to ACC as part of this call.

The Advanced Computing Committee (ACC) considers applications from Faculties for strategic research related compute equipment and software items that are not covered in the conventional way by Faculty Equipment IT Committees.


UCT researchers are eligible to apply if they are:

  • Permanent academic staff; or
  • Joint PGWC/UCT academic staff in Health Sciences on UCT Conditions of Service (excluding registrars).

Honorary Research Associates; Emeritus Professors; Emeritus Associate Professors; Honorary Professors; Honorary Associate Professors and Senior Research Scholars are NOT eligible to apply. Those who wish to have access to new computer equipment and software must form part of research groupings and may not be the Principal Applicant.

Submission process:

Table 1: Details of the Faculty ACC representatives



ACC Representative

Contact details



A/Prof K Thomas



Tel: 650-4608

Health Sciences

Research Committee

Ms Carlette Hlungwani


Tel: 406-6087


Commerce IT

Prof M Wittenberg


Dr J Ophoff



Tel: 650-5243


Tel:  650-4387


EBE Faculty IT Committee

Prof E van Steen


A/Prof S Skatulla



Tel: 650-3796


Tel:  021 650-2595



Science Faculty IT Committee

Dr T Dietel


Prof B Hewitson



Tel: 650-3325


Tel:  650-2878


Law IT Committee

Mr R Bradstreet


A/Prof T Schonwetter



Tel: 650-4501


Tel:  650-3914

  • The application form accompanied by recent quotes must provide details on the projected lifetimes and motivations for each item. These motivations must show that the appropriate infrastructural support for the functioning of each item has been investigated. 
  • The applicant must ensure that the complete and correctly endorsed application reaches the relevant faculty committee, as listed in table 1, by the deadline date of 9th March 2018. Please submit your application via email or in hardcopy to your relevant faculty committee (see Table 1 above for details).
  • The relevant faculty committee prioritises the requests and submits the applications to the ACC via the Research Office. Faculty representatives may post hardcopies to the Research Support Services, Research Office, 2 Rhodes Avenue, Mowbray or e-mail them to
  • The Research Office will not accept late or retrospective applications as well as ad hoc applications.  

Award Conditions:

  • Applicants must be able to show that they have tried to get funding elsewhere, i.e. demonstrated fundraising effort is important. If part of the funding is going to be solicited from outside bodies, it is mandatory that a donor prospect clearance be obtained from the Development Office before approaching the ACC.
  • The Advanced Computing Committee will not be responsible for currency differences caused by delays in purchasing equipment.
  • In the event that there is a saving due to currency differences, excess funds must be returned to the ACC.
  • Copies of the invoices of the final amounts must be submitted to the Research Office.
  • A report on the expenditure of this equipment award is required to be submitted to the ACC in November 2018.


Applications to reach the Advanced Computing Committee Representative: 9th March 2018

Relevant Faculty IT committee representatives to submit applications to the Research Office for ACC review: 30th March 2018

Funding outcome to Advanced Computing Committee Representatives: 13th April 2018