IASSIST, in collaboration with the Data Intensive Research Initiative (DIRI) of South Africa hosted the 3rd IASSIST Africa Regional Workshop, at the CSIR ICC in Pretoria, South Africa.

Date: 18th – 20th October 2023.

Main theme: Re-imagining the future of Research Data Management.”

IASSIST 2023 has a specific focus on the future of Research Data Management and how this field is constantly change and evolving. Therefore, the theme for 2023 was “Re-imagining the future of Research Data Management”. The workshop covered topics related to the main theme and the sub-themes below (but not limited):


  • Research data management re-imagined for the future.
  • Developing data literacy skills for the future
  • Machine learning, robotics, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence
  • Data analytics and visualisation
  • Data sharing responsibilities
  • Data collection, storage, backup and preservation
  • Indigenous knowledge and data
  • Data protection, ethics, legal compliance and legislation as it relates to research data.
  • Data privacy and security
  • Innovative practices in research data management – new methods, technologies and approaches
  • Towards Industry 5.0 and beyond in research data management