[okfn-discuss] The CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
simon at codata.org
Tue Nov 17 16:27:53 UTC 2015
Applications are now open for the CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics https://www.ictp.it/, in collaboration with CODATA http://www.codata.org/, RDA https://rd-alliance.org/node and TWAS http://twas.org/, is organising a short course in the data science approaches and skills that are essential for 21st century research. The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School will be held at the ICTP, Trieste, Italy from 1st to 12th August 2016.
The ever-accelerating volume and variety of data being generated is having a huge impact on a wide variety of research disciplines, from the sciences to the humanities. The international, collective ability to create, share and analyse vast quantities of data is having a profound, transformative effect. This 'Data Revolution' offers great opportunities for students with modern data skills, both in conducting their research and in entering a jobs market where those skills are in demand.
Contemporary research – particularly when addressing the most significant, transdisciplinary research challenges – cannot be done effectively without a range of skills relating to data. This includes the principles and practice of Open Science and research data management and curation, the use of a range of data platforms and infrastructures, large scale analysis, statistics, visualisation and modelling techniques, software development and annotation and more. We define ‘Research Data Science’ as the ensemble of these skills.
TO APPLY VISIT http://indico.ictp.it/event/7658/
The deadline for applications is 18 April 2016
Dr Simon Hodson | Executive Director CODATA | http://www.codata.org
E-Mail: simon at codata.org | Twitter: @simonhodson99 | Skype: simonhodson99
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