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

09 Apr 2019

RDA Plenary: Thank you!

Dear all,
Thank you to everyone who contributed to and participated in the RDA
Plenary ETHRD-IG and Summer Schools IG joint session. It was lovely to hear
from all of you, and it is exciting to think what actions our discussions
may spur.
For your reference, here are:
- the slides:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14T2XQ7_vCjMHz3nRc2lOKXmk4dZUAG9T...
- the notes (different than posted in the programme):

09 Apr 2019

help welcome

Dear RDA group,

The open science mooc is a grassroot organisation working in the open to build teaching material for open science. We have two modules already running (open principles and open source software) and are starting to build new ones.

29 Mar 2019

Engaging researchers with research data: What works?

Dear all,

On Wednesday April 3rd at the RDA plenary, we will give an update on the project "Engaging researchers with research data: What works?", during the session IG Libraries for Research Data. The goal of the project is to help institutions increase engagement with RDM among researchers, and we are currently in the process of collecting and analysing activities that different institutions have developed to do just so. 

29 Mar 2019

Engaging researchers with research data: What works?

Dear all,

On Wednesday April 3rd at the RDA plenary, we will give an update on the project "Engaging researchers with research data: What works?", during the session IG Libraries for Research Data. The goal of the project is to help institutions increase engagement with RDM among researchers, and we are currently in the process of collecting and analysing activities that different institutions have developed to do just so. 

29 Mar 2019

Engaging researchers with research data: What works?

Dear all,

On Wednesday April 3rd at the RDA plenary, we will give an update on the project "Engaging researchers with research data: What works?", during the session IG Libraries for Research Data. The goal of the project is to help institutions increase engagement with RDM among researchers, and we are currently in the process of collecting and analysing activities that different institutions have developed to do just so. 

25 Jan 2019

RDA Plenary 13 - Your session has been successfully accepted

Dear groups,
Congratulations! Your session application  - Training in Research Data
Skills - has been approved and will appear in the RDA Plenary 13
Programme.  Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.
The detailed Plenary 13 programme will be published online by 11
February, 2019, and your scheduled session time will be published in the
programme. The programme will also include the link to your meeting web
page – please keep that page up to date with any changes to your agenda

02 Jan 2019

[rda-edu-ig] EDSF Release 3 published and Call for contribution to Use case document

Dear IG ETHRD Members and All,
This is to announce that the EDISON Data Science Framework (EDSF)
Release 3 is published on the current community supported EDISON
Initiative github location
https://github.com/EDISONcommunity/EDSF
The EDSF Release 3 incorporated updates discussed and suggested by the
EDSF Release 3 Design workshop that took place on 18-19 July 2018 at the
University of Amsterdam, also comments received after publishing

02 Nov 2018

Open consultation on the EOSCpilot 'FAIR4S' skills framework

Dear group members,
The pilot project for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSCpilot) has drafted a 'Framework for FAIR Data Stewardship Skills in Science and Scholarship’ (FAIR4S). We are now looking for feedback on how applicable the framework is in its current form, and reactions to some draft conclusions about skills development on the EOSC.
The FAIR4S framework draws on previous work to identify competences for professional groups involved in stewardship, including some of the work done by the ETDH group and the EDISON project.