Fwd: [rda-edu-ig] EDISON event at RDA 7, Tokyo - 17-19:00 on 29 Feb 2016

24 Feb 2016

FYI: With invitation to join this event
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Subject: [rda-edu-ig] EDISON event at RDA 7, Tokyo
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:26:07 +0100
From: sbrewer <***@***.***>
To: ***@***.***-groups.org <***@***.***-groups.org>
Dear group members,
We have now confirmed the agenda for our event in Tokyo on the 29th
The event will run from 5pm to 7pm, do join us if you can and please
circulate the details to others who may be interested:
Competences and Skills for Data and Research Infrastructures: Creating a
basis for international cooperation
Date: 29 February 2016
Time: 17:00 – 19:00 – drinks and light supper will be provided
In Europe the EU-funded EDISON project is formally analysing the skills
and competences needed to conduct data science in a professional manner
across all disciplines, but particularly in the context of research
infrastructures. At the same time the project is investigating the
skills and competences that universities and other teaching and training
establishments are currently offering and planning to offer in the
future. As part of the RDA 7th Plenary in Tokyo, the EDISON project team
are hosting a welcome session for people from Japan, and elsewhere,
interested in the challenges for data and computing training and
education who would like to hear what is happening in Europe and also
meet some of the people involved in this work.
The goal of this event is to bring together a range of experts and
strategists from diverse areas who are all interested in the global
challenges for education and training for Data Science. Members of
some of RDA’s related Interest and Working Groups will also contribute
and present on-going findings as a contribution to the discussions. In
particular the Interest Group on Education and Training on handling of
research data will contribute to the event.
Further details and registration:
16:30 – 17:00
Registration - tea/coffee & cookies/biscuits
Session 1
Sharing experiences
17:00 – 17:10
Opening and Welcome (EU EDISON project)
17:10 – 17:35
EDISON overview: mind the (skills) gap
Yuri Demchenko, EDISON project leader (University of Amsterdam)
17:35 – 17:45
EDISON engaging with the community: bringing the educators and employers
closer together
Steve Brewer, EDISON, (University of Southampton)
Session 2
How to organise cooperation for experience sharing and moving forward?
17:45 – 18:15
Panel discussion: what needs to be done? How closer//active/cooperation
can help/facilitate (Guest contributors)
18:15 – 18:45
Participant discussion on international agenda issues (Open to all)
18:45 – 19:00
Wrap-up and identification of follow-on actions
18:15 – 18:30
Supper box and fruit drink (in parallel to sessions)