Last Chance to Register: Workshop on Comparing Approaches to Curriculum Development for Research Data Handling, 25 February, Amsterdam

11 Feb 2016

Learn about and contribute to current initiatives to establish curricula, skills and competences frameworks and practical training programmes for research data skills, data science, data handling, data management etc!
Come to a free workshop at the International Digital Curation Conference convened by EDISON and groups sponsored by CODATA and the Research Data Alliance: Thursday 25 February, Amsterdam!
Last chance to register! Workshop registration will close on Friday 12 February. Please register at Workshop registration will close on Friday 12 February. Please register at
More information on the workshop is below and at
Contemporary research – particularly when addressing the most significant, trans-disciplinary research challenges – cannot effectively be done without a range of skills relating to data. Prominent among the challenges of the data revolution, therefore, is that of developing skills and competences required to optimise the use of the new data resources.
A number of initiatives are developing approaches to determine the content requirements for courses designed to address the need for a variety of data related skills in research. These initiatives include the Edison Project, the CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer Schools Working Group and the RDA Interest Group on Education and Training on Handling of Research Data
This workshop brings together these initiatives and other activities to discuss current approaches to determining optimal content for courses developing a range of data skills for different roles involved in contemporary data-intensive research. This includes the skills needed by researchers themselves and by support roles.
The workshop will compare and contrast the frameworks, checklists and methods being developed and will seek to identify means of aligning these as much as possible. To achieve this, the full day workshop will include sessions to share material and approaches and practical activities to advance the development of curriculum frameworks. The practical activities will include detailed group work on the substantive content of the frameworks with the objective of aligning and validating these to the greatest degree possible.
Nominations for SciDataCon 2016 Programme Committee, Deadline 15 February 2016:
Call for Session Proposals, SciDataCon 2016, Deadline 7 March 2016:
Data Science Journal, Call for Papers: Advances in Data Modelling and Knowledge Representation for Research Data, deadline 31 March 2016:
Applications are now invited for the CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science, hosted at the International Centre of Theoretical Physics, 1-12 August 2016:
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