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Connecting continents through molecular biology

Researchers from the Department of Science and Technology (DST) entity, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and some South African universities will visit the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) to assess whether the DST should join the institution. This according to DST Director-General Dr Phil Mjwara, who addressed… Continue Reading

Research infrastructure critical in addressing global challenges like climate change and energy

The first International Conference on Research Infrastructure (ICRI) 2016 hosted on African soil ended this week with a broad consensus that global cooperation is key in tackling global challenges, bridging the skills gap and growing innovation hubs. Attracting about 600 scientists, policy makers, academics and other stakeholders from 60 countries, the conference co-hosted by the European… Continue Reading

Fringe Event this afternoon

Collecting Research Infrastructure Data in a Global Context The MERIL project (Mapping of the European Research Infrastructure Landscape) is hosting an event to discuss global needs and challenges in terms of RI-related data collection. Keynote presentations from OECD Global Science Forum, the European Commission and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation will be followed by a… Continue Reading


From the formal plenary to parallel sessions, live radio broadcasts and fringe events, the ICRI 2016 event is definitely buzzing. Research Infrastructure(RI) issues continued to provoke interesting discussion as we explore moves towards a collaborative approach on globally-relevant Research Infrastructures. Day 2 kicked off with the only plenary for the day, a discussion on Science… Continue Reading

ICRI 2016 Fringe Events

EU and South Africa join forces to better understand the oceans The European Union and South Africa have signed a declaration to cooperate in marine research and innovation, further cementing their 20-year-old collaboration in science and technology. The Declaration of Intent was signed in Cape Town on Monday, 3 October on the occasion of the… Continue Reading


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