Education and Training on handling of research data IG

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Case Statement: 
IG Established
 

The context of increasing volumes of data being created by researchers and the strengthening of requirements for research data management and data sharing has created demand for a new and evolving set of competencies and skills for researchers who create and use the data, and the growing cadre of professionals who support them.

In general, the fostering of these abilities is not explicitly addressed by current training or formal education plans. Also, the place, role and career structure of support professions (data scientists, data librarians, data managers, data analysts, research administrators, infrastructure providers and developers, etc.) is not clear.

The objective of this IG is the exchange of information about existing developments and initiatives and promotion of training/education to manage research data throughout the data lifecycle. Concretely, it will make the case for creating taxonomies of the skills required by different group of data management specialists/professionals and elaborating reference models as a basis to:

  1. enable the setting of quality standards for appropriate education and training programmes aimed at researchers and the professionals that support them, at all career stages;
  2. encourage the recognition of data skills amongst employees, employers, and professional bodies.
  3. prepare the ground for practical applications applying these standards in educational environments

The potential benefits include:

  • increased employability, mobility and recognition of data professionals, including international certification and accreditation, and improved career progression structures;
  • better recognition of data competencies and skills as integral components of researcher and support staff attributes;
  • increased supply of trained data professionals;
  • encouraging innovation in data-related curricula;
  • fostering professional associations around recognizable skills.
  • coordinating development of framework curriculum for different domains.

 


Recent Activity

15 May 2018

What makes good data professionals? Help us answer this at the SciDataCon 2018

(Sorry for cross-posting)
Dear Colleagues,
We are currently organising a session titled "Data Professionals: Bridging the Gap between Educational Provision and Workforce Requirements" at the SciDataCon 2018 (5-8 November in Gaborone, Botswana). The conference is part of the International Data Week and co-located with the next RDA plenary. We would like to invite you to participate in the session with a lightning talk and/or a poster.

03 May 2018

Curricula Framework Webinar video now available

Thank you for your interest in the Data Skills Curricula Framework Implementation Webinar, cohosted by the Belmont Forum e-Infrastructures and Data Management project, the ESIP TAG-C Working Group, and the FAIR Data initiative. The webinar recording and slideset is now available on the Belmont Forum YouTube channel at the following link: http://www.bfe-inf.org/info/data-skills-curricula-framework-implementation-webinar

03 May 2018

Curricula Framework Webinar video now available

Thank you for your interest in the Data Skills Curricula Framework Implementation Webinar, cohosted by the Belmont Forum e-Infrastructures and Data Management project, the ESIP TAG-C Working Group, and the FAIR Data initiative. The webinar recording and slideset is now available on the Belmont Forum YouTube channel at the following link: http://www.bfe-inf.org/info/data-skills-curricula-framework-implementation-webinar

24 Apr 2018

Maturity and Resourcing Survey for Digital Preservation

The Digital Preservation Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC) project in collaboration with the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has developed a short survey intended to gather information from collecting and research organisations around the world who have a remit to manage digital content. The survey has a particular focus on staffing resources, but also briefly covers policy, strategy, and maturity modelling.

19 Apr 2018

Webinar: Data Skills Curricula Framework Implementation

 

Hello All, 

ESIP's Data Management Training Working Group, the Belmont Forum e-Infrastructures and Data Management project, and the AGU/RDA/ESIP Enabling FAIR Data project are co-hosting a webinar this Thursday (19 April, 16:30 UTC) discussing ways to develop common data skills among researchers by sharing existing training resources. Input and discussion from ETHRD IG members is welcomed. Please see below for details. 

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15 Dec 2017

ONE WEEK TO GO! Call for Papers for 'Göttingen-CODATA RDM Symposium 2018, 18-20 March 2018' - Deadline 22 December 2017

ONE WEEK TO GO! The deadline of 22 December is approaching for abstract submissions for papers to be presented at the Göttingen-CODATA Symposium 2018 on ‘the critical role of university research data management infrastructure in transforming data to knowledge’.

08 Dec 2017

New Co-Chair & Plenary planning

Dear RDA ETHRD-IG members,
I am happy to announce the appointment of a new co-chair to the group, Rob
Quick. Rob serves as the manager of the High Throughput Computing at
Indiana University, Research Technologies and has spent much of the last 15
years in providing training to researchers in the access and use of compute
resources. Rob has further demonstrated his interest in education and
training on the handling of research data through his participation as
co-organizer and lecturer in the African School of Fundamental Physics