Dear IG-ETHRD members,
I want to provide more precise information about the BoF scheduling and
call for contribution.
The BoF is scheduled at
13:30-15:00 Friday 16 Sept 2016, RDA8, Denver (Breakout session 5, Room:
Tower Court B)
The initial agenda and BoF objectives are available here
For your convenience I put the meeting objectives here:
1) Gather individuals interested in defining reference/model RDM
training curriculum that cover all basic knowledge required for
effective RDM by individuals and organisations
2) Identify key actions to achieve the following:
- create community agreed reference RDM curricula that can be customised
for specific scientific domains and localised to country's local
- create a set of reference templates and materials that can used by
educators and trainers to create their customisable courses on RDM
- potentially create a network of volunteer trainers that would be able
to respond quickly on the requests for RDM training
3) understand community support in creating a new WG on RDM literacy and
find volunteers to serve as chairs for a potential WG
Initial Agenda suggested few short presentations from existing projects
and initiatives on RDM training and literacy to provide seeds for
For those who would like to make a short 3-4 minutes presentations or
lightning talks to introduce their experience and vision on the BoF
objectives, please send your topic and the main idea to the BoF chairs
(me and Amy) and/or to the list.
All are invited to prepare their messages for the discussion.
The following are possible guidelines questions (reflect on few the most
relevant to you):
1) Define area of interest or activity
2) What constituency do you represent
(mention if you represent RDM training supply side or consume side -
both are possible?)
3) What RDM training gaps exist for your constituencies?
4) What are the experienced challenges in delivering RDM training? Do
you have sufficient access to training materials and training service at
time and place you need?
5) What are possible solutions?
6) What benefits do you see in having standardised model curriculum for
RDM? What would that look like?
7) Do you see a need in localisation of RDM training materials in sense
of locally available archives and repositories, language, tools?
8) Would you see benefits in creating pool of openly available RDM
training materials in a form of customisable localised learning modules?
9) (Optional) What contribution you can propose to the prospective WG?
It is rather long email but I hope we will split it on more specific topics.
Looking forward to you response.
On 08/07/2016 17:40, Amy Nurnberger wrote:
> Thanks, Sarah, for the idea about sharing updates beforehand on the
> list. Depending on the rate of updates, perhaps we can consider some
> pre-plenary digest, or other resource.
> So, if you have with updates on the state of RDM/DIL training, please
> post them to the list!
> New training program/educational opportunity? Please add it to the
> spreadsheet (and maybe let the list know, too):
> Looking forward to seeing you in Denver!
> On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 7:39 AM, Sarah Jones (HATII)
> > wrote:
> Hi Amy____
> __ __
> Thanks for flagging these resources. Very useful!____
> __ __
> I completely agree with you about allowing more time for discussion.
> If any updates need to be given, perhaps they could be posted to the
> list beforehand so members have time to read through and respond at
> the plenary.____
> __ __
> I’m planning to be in Denver so look forward to the BoF and
> brainstorming what concrete steps we can take to improve RDM/DIL
> __ __
> All the best____
> __ __
> __ __
> ] *On Behalf Of *Amy Nurnberger
> *Sent:* 07 July 2016 19:37
> *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org ; Education and
> Training on handling of research data
> *Subject:* [rda-edu-ig] Re: [rda-edu-ig] BoF on Research Data
> Management Literacy - 13:30-15:00 Friday...____
> Dear all,____
> I'm very happy to be participating in this BoF as part of RDA
> Plenary 08 and I look forward to seeing you there! My hope for this
> session is that as a community we can identify some discrete areas
> of action that can strengthen research data management (RDM) and
> data information literacy (DIL) training at a global level. ____
> As we know, there are already a number of resources available for
> RDM training (running list available here, please add to
> it! https://drive.google.com/open?id=10RTW-nZk0x_mpQw2VAlttcc656MV9EeCaDe2lM...)
> and that there is some variation in what these educational
> opportunities do cover,
> ), whom they address, and what should be covered (suggestions
> captured on ETHRD
> wiki: https://rd-alliance.org/groups/education-and-training-handling-research-...).____
> Questions that we might consider during this BoF discussion could
> 1) What gaps exist for which constituencies?____
> 2) Should there be a standard for what topics are included in
> RDM/DIL training? What would that look like?____
> 3) What are the experienced challenges in delivering RDM training?
> What are possible solutions?____
> ...and I'm sure there are many others. I invite you to contribute
> yours to this list.____
> In that spirit of discussion and community action, my first
> suggestion though, is that we consider amending the agenda to
> decrease the time spent on presentations and increase the time we
> spend talking with each other to figure out which areas a possible
> working group would interested in effectively working on, together.____
> What do you think?____
> On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 1:16 PM, email@example.com
> > wrote:____
> BoF on Research Data Management Literacy
> Draft agenda
> 13:30-15:00 Friday 16 Sept 2016, (Breakout session 5)
> 1. Introduction and BoF goals
> 2. Overview of existing activities and available resources on RDM
> 2.1. Review of existing offerings on RDM training: education
> curricula overview and gap/coverage analysis
> 2.2. Example of best practices (2-3 short presentations on
> experience of delivering RDM training)
> 3. Discussion of the proposed WG statement with focus on the RDM
> literacy and/or necessary actions to address identified challenges
> in delivering necessary knowledge/training on RDM basics
> (to be prepared and posted in advance to the meeting)
> 4. Conclusion and next steps forward (in case of community support)
> Please send your comments, suggestions, share experience.
> On 07/07/2016 19:04, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Dear IG-ETHRD members,
> Next to the general IG session announced by Amy in the previous message,
> we will have also a BoF on Research Data Management(RDM) Literacy that
> is scheduled on Friday 16 Sept 2016, 13:30-15:00 (Breakout session 5)
> This is an important topic, there is a strong demand for training on RDM
> and many interesting ideas are being discussed how to satisfy demand and
> solve the problem of insufficient number and limited availability of
> The session proposal and the draft agenda are available at
> For your convenience the draft agenda is included below.
> More information and call for contribution will be poster later.
> Please feel free to post your comments, share experience and propose
> We look forward to seeing you in Denver!
> Best Regards,
> Yuri Demchenko, Amy Nurnberger