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

28 Sep 2018

EDSF pre-Release 3 published - Call for comments and contribution

Dear IG ETHRD Members and All,
This is to announce that the EDISON Data Science Framework (EDSF)
pre-Release 3 published on the current community supported EDISON
Initiative github location.
https://github.com/EDISONcommunity/EDSF
The EDSF pre-Release 3 provides update of the four EDSF major documents
and is the result of the EDSF Release 3 Design workshop that took place
on 18-19 July 2018 at the University of Amsterdam (see workshop page for
Dear IG ETHRD Members and All,

11 Jul 2018

Re: [rda-edu-ig] EDSF Release 3 Design workshop 18-19 July 2018 (UvA, Amsterdam) - Draft Agenda

Dear IG ETHRD Members and All,
The workshop agenda will be built around discussion of the the received
comments and the required updates to the four EDSF documents and content
of the new documents (what is a subject of volunteer editors):
https://github.com/EDISONcommunity/EDSF
As a part of the agenda, we currently have few topics for the general
discussion at the workshop:
1) defining general skills group (possibly describing them in a separate
document):

10 Jul 2018

FOSTER’s draft Open Science training courses are now open for public consultation.

***Call for public comment***
FOSTER Plus (Fostering the practical implementation of Open Science in Horizon 2020 and beyond) is a 2-year, EU-funded project, carried out by 11 partners across 6 countries. The primary aim is to contribute to a real and lasting shift in the behaviour of European researchers to ensure that Open Science (OS) becomes the norm. To this end, a key objective for the FOSTER project has been to develop a set of ten training courses targeted towards early career researchers.

06 Jul 2018

Re: [rda-edu-ig] EDSF Release 3 Design workshop 18-19 July 2018 (UvA, Amsterdam)

Dear IG ETHRD Members,
This is to announce the EDSF (EDISON Data Science Framework) design
workshop will take place on 18-19 July 2018 at UvA, Science Park 904
Amsterdam
The workshop will start at 11:00 on the first day and finish 17:00
second day.
The exact agenda and co-organising parties will be announced next week.
The following timeline for the EDSF Release 3 is set to allow wider
contribution:
18-19 July 2018 EDSF Design workshop: review of comments, discussion of

18 Jun 2018

Ris: [rda-edu-ig] Fwd: [All-sso] DI4R 2017: Digital Infrastructure for Research - 30 Nov - 1 Dec 2017, Brussels

Is that in line with the ethic we expect to pursue through RDA? I' m pretty sure in every curricula we have included some skill to write essay instead of a generic ability to find a proxy for that! :-) Sent on rush by my mobile. Apologize for any typo.
-------- Messaggio originale --------Oggetto: Re: [rda-edu-ig] Fwd: [All-sso] DI4R 2017: Digital Infrastructure for Research - 30 Nov - 1 Dec 2017, BrusselsDa: Charles147 <***@***.***>A: Education and Training on handling of research data IG <***@***.***-groups.org>CC:

14 Jun 2018

Contribution and Sponsorship EDSF Release 3 and Design workshop mid July 2018 (UvA, Amsterdam)

Dear IG ETHRD Members,
During the last IG ETHRD meeting at RDA11 I made update on the
after-EDISON activities to maintain and update the EDISON Data Science
Framework (EDSF, https://github.com/EDISONcommunity/EDSF/wiki/EDSFhome)
that is carried out by a group of volunteers and supported by UvA under
umbrella of the EDISON Initiative.
I also mentioned that we are planning to update the EDSF and publish the
next Release 3 that would incorporate almost a year of experience in

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