CODATA/RDA Research Data Science Schools for Low and Middle Income Countries

IG

Group details

Secretariat Liaison: 
Lynn Yarmey
TAB Liaison: 
Devika Madalli
IG Established
 

This Interest Group will continue the work of the now completed RDA/CODATA Summer Schools in Data Science and Cloud Computing in the Developing World Working Group.

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 modeling techniques, software development and annotation and more. We define ‘Research Data Science’ as the ensemble of these skills.

 

 

 

 

 


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Recent Activity

16 May 2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.