First CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School, 1-12 August, ICTP, Trieste

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First CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School, 1-12 August, ICTP, Trieste
01 Aug 2016 UTC

First CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School, 1-12 August, ICTP, Trieste

 
Date: 
01 Aug 2016 - 07:00 UTC to 12 Aug 2016 - 16:00 UTC

Source: http://indico.ictp.it/event/7658/ | http://www.codata.org/working-groups/research-data-science-summer-schools


The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in collaboration with CODATARDA and TWAS, 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.

 


We are grateful for the support of the co-convenors, CODATARDA and ICTP, as well as sponsorshop from The World Academy of SciencesRDA Europe, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and GEO, the Group on Earth Observations.   Thanks to this support 20 tutors and helpers and 60-70 students will participate.

The curriculum for the first course has been prepared in collaboration with a number of partners, including Software CarpentryData Carpentry and the Digital Curation Centre