[IRTalk] Fwd: [open-science] IMPENDING DEADLINES 18 APRIL: Research Data Science Training Opportunities

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 16:51:57 SAST 2016


*Hilton Gibson*
Stellenbosch University Library

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From: Simon CODATA <simon at codata.org>
Date: 12 April 2016 at 15:08
Subject: [open-science] IMPENDING DEADLINES 18 APRIL: Research Data Science
Training Opportunities
To: RESEARCH-DATAMAN at jiscmail.ac.uk, DATA-PUBLICATION at jiscmail.ac.uk,
open-science at lists.okfn.org, okfn-discuss at lists.okfn.org

Dear colleagues,

Deadlines are approaching for two related but separate training
opportunities in research data science convened by CODATA.  For both events
funding is available, prioritised for participants from less economically
developed countries.  We are particularly keen to attract:
- female researchers with an interest in developing their data skills;
- participants who are interested in convening similar training activities
in their own institution.

Please circulate the information below widely in your networks!

*CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science at the International Centre for
Theoretical Physics in Trieste, 1-12 August 2016*

*Deadline 18 April: http://indico.ictp.it/event/7658/

Contemporary research – particularly when addressing the most significant,
transdisciplinary research challenges – cannot be done effectively without
a range of skills relating to data. This includes the principles and
practice of Open Science and research data management and curation, the use
of a range of data platforms and infrastructures, large scale analysis,
statistics, visualisation and modelling techniques, software development
and annotation and more. We define ‘Research Data Science’ as the ensemble
of these skills.

More information on the activity to establish a series of such schools for
Research Data Science:

*CODATA International Training Workshop in Big Data for Science, Beijing,
4-17 July *

*Deadline 18
April: http://www.codata.org/news/105/62/CODATA-International-Training-Workshop-in-Big-Data-for-Science-Beijing-4-17-July

In today’s data-rich world, streams of digital data are being generated
from science facilities and myriad sensors (telescopes, video cameras,
traffic monitors, magnetic resonance imaging machines, and biological and
chemical sensors monitoring the environment etc).  Combined with the
increasing ability for large-scale storage, communication and analysis, the
Data Revolution presents major opportunities for science.  The Science
International Accord on ‘Open Data in a Big Data World’ highlights the most
important issues to be addressed if these benefits are to be realized.
These include the Open Data imperative, the need to maintain the scientific
self-correction and the ethical constraints which must be respected.
Equally important is the need for open global participation in the benefits
of the Data Revolution.  Systemic capacity building and targeted training
in Big Data and data science are essential if this is to be achieved in
countries with emerging or developing economies.

More information on the workshop, associated activities and the application

With very best wishes,



CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science, hosted at the International
Centre of Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 1-12 August 2016:
http://indico.ictp.it/event/7658/ - FUNDING AVAILABLE - DEADLINE 18 April

CODATA International Training Workshop in Big Data for Science, Beijing,
4-17 July
Dr Simon Hodson | Executive Director CODATA | http://www.codata.org

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