Education and Training on handling of research data IG

IG

Group details

Case Statement: 
IG Established
 

The context of increasing volumes of data being created by researchers and the strengthening of requirements for research data management and data sharing has created demand for a new and evolving set of competencies and skills for researchers who create and use the data, and the growing cadre of professionals who support them.

In general, the fostering of these abilities is not explicitly addressed by current training or formal education plans. Also, the place, role and career structure of support professions (data scientists, data librarians, data managers, data analysts, research administrators, infrastructure providers and developers, etc.) is not clear.

The objective of this IG is the exchange of information about existing developments and initiatives and promotion of training/education to manage research data throughout the data lifecycle. Concretely, it will make the case for creating taxonomies of the skills required by different group of data management specialists/professionals and elaborating reference models as a basis to:

  1. enable the setting of quality standards for appropriate education and training programmes aimed at researchers and the professionals that support them, at all career stages;
  2. encourage the recognition of data skills amongst employees, employers, and professional bodies.
  3. prepare the ground for practical applications applying these standards in educational environments

The potential benefits include:

  • increased employability, mobility and recognition of data professionals, including international certification and accreditation, and improved career progression structures;
  • better recognition of data competencies and skills as integral components of researcher and support staff attributes;
  • increased supply of trained data professionals;
  • encouraging innovation in data-related curricula;
  • fostering professional associations around recognizable skills.
  • coordinating development of framework curriculum for different domains.

 



Recent Activity

06 Dec 2019

RDA Plenary 15 Announcements - Registration And Calls For Co-Located Events And Posters Now Open

 

RDA is excited to announce several important pieces of information related to RDA Plenary 15: Data for Real-World Impact, which will be held from 18-20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, MCEC (https://mcec.com.au/).   This event will be hosted by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) with the support of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC).

28 Nov 2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

Dear RDA members, 

 

RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020 

 

The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC.

26 Nov 2019

RDA P15 Session proposal

Hello, fellow ETHRD-IGers!
As I'm sure you've seen, our email has been inundated with reminders of the
P15 session proposal deadline. With respect to that, I've drafted a session
proposal for the ETHRD-IG that you should be able to see and comment on
here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KjPM4bJffUMQRkPNfCQuxI2PN8gEQa3i1dK_...
I will be submitting this proposal my Wednesday a.m., so, 27Nov ~2-3pm UTC.

22 Nov 2019

Helsinki follow-up & co-chair elections

Dear ETHRD-IG members,
It was great to see everyone who made it to Helsinki to attend Plenary 14.
This was a wonderful event, and it was a delight to see you.
A few points of action coming out of that meeting:
1) Here is where you find all of the presentations and the notes:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1iriPEr3LEwWcLoZBtPRZeyl51NnCaDOp
2) Co-chair election. It is time to elect a new co-chair, and the process

09 Oct 2019

P14 Session Chair Update

In preparation for Plenary 14 in Helsinki, please refer to the information presented below pertaining to your breakout sessions.

 

Remote Participation

  • Remote participation will be available in each meeting room through GoToMeeting, which will be running from the laptop provided by the University. By just opening your presentation on this laptop, remote attendees will be able to view your slides and hear you speak.

07 Oct 2019

Re: P14 IG-ETHRD Session 23 Oct 2019 16:00-17:30 - Call for participation

Dear IG-ETHRD Members,
Just to refresh announcement about the IG-ETHRD meeting at RDA14 in
Helsinki.
This will be a busy week for people who attend many collocated events.
The same, we will have a busy session but with sufficient time to
discuss education and training issues that many organisations and
countries are facing.
The title for our session is “Leveraging RDA data training experience in
a data-driven economy"
And this is indeed where RDA can share experience with industry and
other economy sectors.