Calling European Early Career Data Scientists: Apply for a travel grant to Barcelona for April 2017

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Calling European Early Career Data Scientists: Apply for a travel grant to Barcelona for April 2017
12 Dec 2016

Calling European Early Career Data Scientists: Apply for a travel grant to Barcelona for April 2017

“As a 4th year medical student in the UK, the path that lead me to the Research Data Alliance (RDA) plenary was different to many of the other early career program participants. I have no background in IT, bioinformatics or programming, but as a medical researcher I care passionately about how research data is analysed, shared and published”.   

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The Research Data Alliance (https://www.rd-alliance.org) (RDA) is a community-driven organization that brings together data scientists, librarians, computer scientists, and domain scientists with one common goal – to remove the barriers to data sharing and reuse. The RDA Plenaries are working meetings held every six months in different places around the world focused on helping move the community forward in creating tangible deliverables that improve data sharing across disciplines, technologies, and countries.

RDA Europe is offering travel support to European Early Career Researchers & Scientists working with Data to attend the 9th RDA Plenary meeting, to be held in Barcelona, Spain, 5-7 April 2017. 

If you are currently engaged in Bachelor, Masters, PhD or Post Doc studies related to tackling the challenges around research data management and your study is conducted in a higher education or research institution based in Europe, then you should apply for the RDA Europe early Career Programme.

In its 7th edition, the aim of this programme is to introduce early career researchers & scientists affiliated to a European organization to RDA, highlight what data scientists / practitioners are doing.

Successful applicants are 

  • invited to display a poster summarising their studies and areas of interest during the plenary meeting
  • assigned a working group for which they are requested to attend the working meeting at the Plenary meeting
  • asked to take notes and provide a summary of the meeting for internal use by the group members
  • requested to write a publishable summary on the meeting to be posted as a blog / news piece on the RDA web site, referencing the applicant as the author directly 

How to apply?

Find out more about the application & evaluation criteria and submit your application online at https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-eu-early-career-support-programme-rda-9th-plenary

Deadline for submissions:  January 31st 2017, midnight CET.