The following useful links have been identified to assist researchers in finding funding and research opportunities. This page also provides access to NRF ratings
The Academy of Science of South Africa represents the country in the international community of science academies and is the National academy within this discipline
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. The CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial and scientific development to improve the quality of life of the country’s people.
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is a knowledge hub to bridge the gap between research and policy; thus increasing the impact of research.
Open data encourages a "knowledge based consensus" using the scientific method. Visit Stellenbosch University's wiki about Open Data.
As component of the National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System, DIRISA coordinates and promotes sound research data management practices and data intensive research.
The majority of the SKA - the full dish array and the dense aperture array - will be built in Africa. The core - i.e. the region with the highest concentration of receivers - will be constructed in the Northern Cape Province, about 80 km from the town of Carnarvon (the same site as where the MeerKAT is being constructed). The sparse aperture array (low frequency array) will be built in Western Australia.
NeDICC aims to promote the development and use of research data and information curation standards and practices to ensure the long term preservation and accessibility of digital research outputs in support of e-Research.