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Open Educational Resources

Free online textbooks - save students from buying textbooks, create a textbook.

OER Hub 

Open textbooks 

- Open Education Week


Google Scholar

Turninit Support

Supervisors  can  register  and create a class  or course and  register their students using Turnitin. Training for supervisors is available on request through Dr Corrie Uys at . Learn how to create a course or class in Turnitin in this video:

Accredited DHET Journal List 2019

          Source for the above (SciELO SA Team, 2019)

Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities 

  • Between February till April 2019 and your opportunities this week include NRF-ERC mobility call from National Research Foundation of South Africa, ZA and other funders.
  • NRF Calls: Bursaries And Scholarships - This includes Honours and final year B Tech Bursaries for 2019
  • Search Research Professional Database for more funding opportunities. To gain access to this database please contact  Ms Luyolo Kamati at 

Promoting your publications

More on how to maximize visibility and impact of your research  

Google Data Search

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Research methods

This RESEARCH SUPPORT GUIDE provides information resources for researchers

Benefits of Open Access


Improve Your Research Visibility

Upload your research outputs to your institution’s instance of Figshare during Open Access Week for a chance to win funds for your research, storage space, and swag! Login on Figshare using your CPUT username and password


Upload your research outputs openly (as open as possible, but under embargo or confidentially if necessary) and your research will benefit from: Exposure - we’ll track views, downloads, citations, and Altmetrics.

Persistence - we’ll assign a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to your outputs for persistent identification Discoverability - we’ll index in Google and Google Scholar and you can embed in your website
Upload your: Datasets | Images | Video | Audio | 3D files | Lab notebooks | Presentations ...and more!
Speak to your research office or library to learn more about your institution’s instance of figshare
and what outputs are accepted into the repository.


Latest News

July 2017

  • In 2017 Elsevier  became the 2nd largest open access publisher 

March 2017

February 2017

Good News! Prof. Gareth Cornwell has been appointed as part-time editor at CPGS (Centre for Post Graduate Studies. If you need your work edited please call him at 0214603719 or email at

Supervisors and researchers, note that RISC Cape Town now has a meeting room specifically for supervisors to meet their postgrad students. So if you looking for a quiet spot to meet, call me at ext. 3937 to book. Note that the room does not have a pc or phone just desk and chairs.

Please note that Mrs Corrie Uys, our statistician is back at CPGS. Her tel. no. is 4603258

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Research support services

CPUT Libraries provide research support servicesresearch tools and systems that support research lifecycle stages from planning, collaboration, partnership, proposal writing, data management to publishing.

Funding opportunities

To gain access to this database please contact  Ms Luyolo Kamati at