Call for Applications: Data Science Training at the Arctic Data Center - deadline June 19, 2017

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29 May 2017

Call for Applications: Data Science Training at the Arctic Data Center - deadline June 19, 2017

In addition to data preservation and discovery service and tools, the Arctic Data Center provides training in data science and data management. These are critical skills for the stewardship of data, software, and many other research products that are preserved at the Arctic Data Center. A goal of the center is to advance data archiving and promote reproducible science and data reuse.

The Arctic Data Center has opened a call for applications to the summer Data Science Training for Arctic Researchers. This 2-day workshop, to be held in Santa Barbara, CA July 31st – August 1st, will provide researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools and concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic Data Center.

Participants will receive support to attend the meeting and early- and established-career researchers from the Arctic community are encouraged to apply; there is no research domain specificity.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Arctic Data Center and NSF Standards and Policies
  • Data Management Plans
  • Effective data management for data preservation
    • Storing and Preparing Data in Open Source Formats
    • Stability, longevity, interoperability
    • Metadata
  • Publishing data at the Arctic Data Center
    • Web-based submission
    • Automating submission for large data sets
  • Data and Metadata Quality
  • Provenance for data and software



Participants will be selected on the basis of their current research or work activities; their previous experience with open science practices, data management techniques and analysis methods; and their current or former opportunities to access training in these areas.


How to Apply

Applicants should complete the online application form here.

Application will only be considered complete if we have received both a completed application form and a 2-page CV.

For more information about eligibility and application, please visit the workshop page



For applications to receive full consideration, they must be received by 5 pm Pacific Time on Monday, June 19th, 2017.