Recent Activity: Education and Training on handling of research data IG

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

10 Oct 2017

New WG on Curriculum

Dear members of the Education and Training Interest Group,
Please find in the link the draft Case Statement for a WG Data Supporter Curriculum.
After teaching Essentials 4 Data Support for quit some years now, it is now time for a more structured Curriculum for Data Supporters.
The Case Statement if very preliminary, please feel free to comment on it.
I am sending this email to the group to investigate who is also interested in working on this.

22 Sep 2017

Thanks for a great P10 session!

Hi, all,
Many thanks to those who attended and contributed to Thursday's session for
ETHRD-IG. You should be able to find all of the materials linked through
This includes slides, notes, pictures of breakout group notes, and the
co-chair election process.
Thank you for all of your enthusiasm! The breakout groups came up with some

22 Sep 2017

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

Dear IG members,
You may be interested to know about this event in Europe
One of conference topics area is Data science and skills
Area 2: Data science and skills:
Topics related to the EC’s Open Science Skills Working Group Report,

07 Sep 2017

Plenary 10 agenda

Hey, all,
I'm putting the final touches on the agenda for our session in Montreal,
and just wanted to check in with you. Please let me know if you are a chair
of one of our generated working groups, want to give an update on your
work, and I have NOT contacted you yet. Thanks!
Please look for the final agenda in the next day or so.

02 Aug 2017

FOSTER - call for trainers to share their experiences in a book sprint

Hi everyone,
I wanted to share this pre-call for potential authors to a collaboratively author a handbook on Open Science training written by trainers for trainers. The call will go out more widely via the FOSTER website in September but I wanted to share it with members of this group in advance. The dates are still be finalised but it will likely take place the first or second week of February in Hanover, Germany. If you have any questions, please contact Helen Brinken (cc’d).
All the best,

21 Jul 2017

AGU Joint Education/ESSI session: ED012: Concepts for Research Oriented Teaching and Data Management in the Digital Age

Dear All, with the usual apologies for cross-posting


Please consider submitting to this session, which is seeking to support better understanding and delivery of research data management skills across disciplines. Deadline for proposals is 2 August, and of course do feel free to ping the conveners if you’d like to discuss this further.

Session ID#: 26662

13 Jul 2017

PASIG Oxford 11 - 13 September 2017

* apologies for cross-posting*
Dear colleagues,
A reminder that registration for this year’s PASIG conference in Oxford, UK (11 – 13 September 2017) is now open. Early bird tickets are £150 (until 18 August). Tickets can be purchased here:
Conference sessions include:

12 Jul 2017

Fwd: EDISON Workshop: Data Science - from infrastructure to skills for insight and value (29 August 2017, Amsterdam)

Dear IG-ETHRD members,
Following the discussions at the 3rd Champions Conference in Warsaw
(19-20 June 2017) and EDISON Liaison Group (ELG) meeting on 29 June
2017, we took initiative to organise the final EDISON workshop with the
provisional title:
Data Science: From infrastructure to skills for insight and
The goal is to further engage with the RI, EOSC and RDA communities to
discuss roadmap for Data Science related professions and skills,
including education, training and certification and how to achieved

19 Jun 2017

ISO certification of trusted repositories

I hope the following will be of interest.
Dr David Giaretta
Who can be trusted with your precious information for years to come?
Much of our lives and our futures depend on digital information yet the
"father of the internet" Vint Cerf [1] worries about the coming "digital
dark age". How can we know who can be trusted with our digital future?
Now there is a way to do it in the same way we know which systems we can
trust for food, environment, energy, namely through ISO certification by ISO

10 May 2017

FW: [rda-edu-ig] Re: [rda-edu-ig] IG-ETHRD meeting 5th April 2017 - Presentations online

Dear all,
From the notes from the last RDA I saw:
Steps forward
- Extend scope/title - RDM curriculum harmonisation
- Write WG Case Statement and submit to TAB
- Find chairs willing to run WG
Can you please inform me closer to the topics above?
Are all chairs of the group resigning and are therefore new chairs needed?
I am very interested in this group, bur unfortunally I couldn't make it in Barcelona.
Please tell me what is needed and I can see what I can do.
With kind regards,
Ellen Verbakel

01 May 2017

Re: [rda-edu-ig] IG-ETHRD meeting 5th April 2017 - Presentations online

Dear IG-ETHRD members,
The presentations from the meeting are uploaded to the IG wiki which is
our space for placing any relevant information about our activity.
Please use these links
Dear IG-ETHRD members,
The presentations from the meeting are uploaded to the IG wiki which is
our space for placing any relevant information about our activity.
Please use these links
for last meeting presentations (and later notes)

30 Apr 2017

Task Force on Defining data handling related competences and skills for different groups of professions - Working area

Task Force on Defining data handling related competences and skills for different groups of professions - Working area

(This is a backup page for the Task Force activity 2015-2016)


Task Force creation agreed at IG ETHRD meeting at RDA Plenary 5 (San Diego, March 2015) to draw together information on the skills and competences currently or soon likely to be required for handling research data in the following four professional areas:

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30 Apr 2017

ETHRD IG Meeting at RDA Plenary 9 - 5-7 April 2017, Barcelona

Meeting agenda - 5th April, Breakout 2, 14:00 - 15:30 

(See presentation as attachement links below)

1. Welcome and state of the IG (3-5 min)

2. Updates from spin-off groups and liaison/collaboration with other IG/WG - provided by IG chairs with contribution from spin-off groups (15 min)
  * Teaching TDM skills 
  * Accreditation and Certification
  * Research Data Management Curriculum
  * Data Champion Communities 
  * Others - TBA

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