Competences and Skills for Data and Research Infrastructures: Creating a basis for international cooperation

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23 February 2016 2042 reads
Date: 29 February 2016
Time: 17:00 – 19:00 – drinks and light supper will be provided

In Europe the EU-funded EDISON project is formally analysing the skills and competences needed to conduct data science in a professional manner across all disciplines, but particularly in the context of research infrastructures. At the same time the project is investigating the skills and competences that universities and other teaching and training establishments are currently offering and planning to offer in the future. As part of the RDA 7th Plenary in Tokyo, the EDISON project team are hosting a welcome session for people from Japan, and elsewhere, interested in the challenges for data and computing training and education who would like to hear what is happening in Europe and also meet some of the people involved in this work.

The goal of this event is to bring together a range of experts and strategists from diverse areas who are all interested in the global challenges for education and training for Data Science. Members of some of RDA’s related Interest and Working Groups will also contribute and present on-going findings as a contribution to the discussions. In particular the Interest Group on Education and Training on handling of research data will contribute to the event.



16:30 – 17:00

Registration - tea/coffee & cookies/biscuits


Session 1

Sharing experiences


17:00 – 17:10

Opening and Welcome

EU EDISON project

17:10 – 17:35

EDISON overview: mind the (skills) gap

Yuri Demchenko, EDISON project leader (University of Amsterdam)

17:35 – 17:45

EDISON engaging with the community: bringing the educators and employers closer together

Steve Brewer, EDISON,  (University of Southampton)

Session 2

How to organise cooperation for experience sharing and moving forward?


17:45 – 18:15

Panel discussion: what needs to be done? How closer//active/cooperation can help/facilitate

Guest contributors

18:15 – 18:45

Participant discussion on international agenda issues

Open to all

18:45 – 19:00

Wrap-up and identification of follow-on actions


18:15 – 18:30

Supper box and fruit drink (in parallel to sessions)