Research support at the NWU experienced a boost in the form of a new staff member, Anelda van der Walt. A researcher in own right, with the IT knowledge and enthusiasm needed, Anelda's services has been contracted until July 2016.

The initiative - termed eResearch - will involve stakeholders from IT, library services, the research office, researchers, as well as South African and international partners.  The initiative kicked off with an awareness campaign on all three campuses and aim to facilitate better access to research infrastructure, new training opportunities, improved access to information, and better support for a variety of research tools.

An overview of what eResearch entails was published in the IT Newsletter of August 2015 (page 14):

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