Projects

South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR)

The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is a national centre supported by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) as part of the [South African Research Infrastructure Roadmap](https://www.dst.gov.za/images/Attachments/Department_of_Science_and_Technology_SARIR_2016.pdf) (SARIR).

Comp::Soc(Sci)

The group looks to use technology to aid and improve understanding of and investigation into social phenomena. Current research in the group makes extensive use of publicly available digital trace data to investigate a number of social problems.

Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA)

The Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) was officially established with the acceptance of its constitution at a general meeting of participants on April 5, 2016 at the Second National Digital Humanities Workshop also held at the NWU.

Human Science Research Council (HSRC)

The HSRC is the largest dedicated research institute in the social sciences and humanities on the African continent, doing cutting-edge public research in areas that are crucial to development.

National e-Science Postgraduate Teaching & Training Platform (NEPTTP)

This Masters programme aims to train postgraduate students in the use of statistical methods to conduct data-driven research in social sciences and humanities. The programme will create opportunities for students to develop an interdisciplinary perspective on the emerging fields of Data Science.

National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS)

The scope or application of the NIHSS will be to advance and co-ordinate scholarship, research and ethical practice in the fields of Humanities and the Social Sciences (HSS) within and through public universities.

South African Humanities Deans Association (SAHUDA)

The South African Humanities Deans Association is established by resolution of the Deans of Faculties of Humanities (or equivalent faculties).

The Carpentries

The Carpentries builds global capacity in essential data and computational skills for conducting efficient, open, and reproducible research. We train and foster an active, inclusive, diverse community of learners and instructors that promotes and models the importance of software and data in research. We collaboratively develop openly-available lessons and deliver these lessons using evidence-based teaching practices. We focus on people conducting and supporting research.