CODATA/RDA Summer School in Data Science and Cloud Computing in the Developing World WG Recommendations

  RDA/CODATA Summer Schools in Data Science and Cloud Computing in the Developing World Working Group

Recommendation Title: Framework for Summer Schools in Data Science and Cloud Computing

Impact: A framework to run a series of Summer Schools in Data Science and data sharing in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

School materials: https://zenodo.org/communities/codata-rda-research-data-science-summer-s...

The CODATA/RDA Summer School in Data Science and Cloud Computing in the Developing World WG provides a framework to run a series of Summer Schools in Data Science and data sharing in low and middle income countries (LMICs) with the goal of addressing the gap in research data science skills that stops researchers from reaping the benefits of the data revolution.

The School materials have been deposited at *https://zenodo.org/communities/codata-rda-research-data-science-summer-s...

 

 

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  • Robert Quick's picture

    Author: Robert Quick

    Date: 14 Nov, 2016

    Having been involved in the 2016 CODATA/RDA Summer School in Data Science and Cloud Computing in the Developing World as an instructor and organizer, I recommend the adoption of the Working Group’s outputs. The infrastructure created during the Summer School in August at the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) provides a framework for outreach to developing countries and helps students from those countries build a solid Data Science foundation. Instruction heavily leveraged Open Science and Open Data philosophies.

    We are pursuing potential funding options to conduct a regional summer school instance. The planning will keep a focus on students that might not have access to world class Data Science instruction in the US, including minority serving instutions and students in Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) states. Indiana University encourages this outreach and has expressed interest in collaborating with other higher education instutions to hold a regional (North/Central America) Summer School using the outputs of the CODATA/RDA Working Group.

    Not all outputs have a direct application to the organization, though several indirect benefits have developed after the Summer School concluded. These include:

    • An ongoing collaboration between Oceanographic reseachers at ICTP and staff and faculty at Indiana University has developed and external funding is being solicited.
    • A set of references for graduate school adminision and connections for international students with the Indiana University academic system for promising Summer School students.
    • Collaboration between Indiana University, California Institute of Technology and University of Sothern California is being discussed for future regional Summer School courses. While this has yet to fully materialize, I feel confident some future regional instance will occur. We welcome other institutions with interest to become involved.

    The outputs build on the social infrastructure around open data sharing. They spread across research disclipines and international borders, and allow the current generation of Data Science and Research Computing professionals to mentor students most in need of Open Science and Open Data principles.

    As a member of the Organizational Advisory Board, I fully recommend the adoption of these outputs and look forward to future opportunities to be involved.

    Link to course agenda: http://indico.ictp.it/event/7658/other-view?view=ictptimetable

    Link to classroom materials: https://zenodo.org/communities/codata-rda-research-data-science-summer-s...

  • Norman Stone's picture

    Author: Norman Stone

    Date: 22 Nov, 2017

    Over the summer, I will be participating in a summer research program (I am currently a sophomore in high school). The only problem is that I got accepted into two programs, Do My Essay For Me and I am not sure which one I should take.

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