Register now: DIRISA Student Datathon Challenge

 Registration is open for the Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) Student Datathon Challenge 2023!

Registration closes on 31 May 2023 and the training event will be held virtually from 3 to 7 July 2023 at the CSIR ICC. The datathon is open to undergraduate students who are above the age of 18 from both universities and technical colleges. No experience in data science is required.

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The top 10 teams will go through to the national round – in the first week of December 2023 – where AMAZING PRIZES await!

The Student Datathon Challenge organised by DIRISA showcases how open research data can be used to find creative and innovative solutions to some of South Africa’s socioeconomic challenges.


DIRISA is one of the components of the National Integrated Cyber Infrastructure System managed by the CSIR on behalf of the Department of Science and Innovation in South Africa.