Africa must keep its rich, valuable data safe from exploitation

Blogpost By Dale Peters, Director: UCT eResearch, University of Cape Town, originally published on The Conversations, November 2017.

There’s a data revolution underway in Africa. It’s being driven by major international research collaborations like the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project. This and similar initiatives are producing volumes of data the continent has never witnessed before. 

All of that data then needs to be carefully managed throughout every stage of the research project. That’s why...