Education and Training on handling of research data IG

IG

Group details

Chair(s): 
Yuri Demchenko, Laura Molloy, Amy Nurnberger, Christopher Jung
Case Statement: 
 

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

03 Apr 2017

Re: [rda-bigdata-ig][rda-edu-ig] Fwd: FW: Join The Atlantic on 3/30 to talk higher ed and tomorrow's workforce

FYI:
The recording of very interesting discussions during this event is
FYI:
The recording of very interesting discussions during this event is
available at the same URL
>> https://www.theatlantic.com/live/events/crunching-the-numbers/2017/
FYI:
The recording of very interesting discussions during this event is
available at the same URL

03 Apr 2017

Fwd: [CODATA-international] Apply for CODATA International Training Workshop in Open Data for Better Science - Deadline 25 April 2017

FYI: I believe it is very relevant to our IG community. Apologies if you
received this email directly from CODATA.
Yuri
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [CODATA-international] Apply for CODATA International Training
Workshop in Open Data for Better Science - Deadline 25 April 2017
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 15:05:43 +0530
From: Asha CODATA <***@***.***>
To: ***@***.***
In collaboration with CODATA China, CODATA is running an International

03 Apr 2017

RDA 9th Plenary Friday session 11am

Dear RDA community,
We hope you will help us spread the word about our joint meeting focusing on Data-related research: skills and education, which will take place on Friday 7th of April 11:00-12:30 Breakout session 8 in room MR12
This is a joint session of:
WG Teaching Text and Data Mining (TDM) on Education and Skill Development, and
WG/IG Data Science and data-related education and training certification and accreditation schemes
Meeting objectives
The key objectives for the Plenary 9 meeting are twofold:

30 Mar 2017

Fwd: FW: Join The Atlantic on 3/30 to talk higher ed and tomorrow's workforce

Dear RDA IG/WG Members:
I want to share with you this invitation to the event by the Atlantic
The event will start at 14:00 CET but will be recorded.
Shortly after this the PwC and BHEF report "Investing in America’s data
science and analytics talent" will be available open.
EDISON project cooperated with both organisations in making their
recommendations useful for our community.
Please use this opportunity and we can discuss some interesting issues
next week at RDA9.
Best Regards,
Yuri Demchenko

24 Mar 2017

Fwd: [Rda_p9_sessions] Planning Training Workings on RDA Outputs - Joint Session of DF and ETHRD Interest Groups

Apologies for cross-posting. This session may be of interest to members of
this group.
Best,
Amy
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bridget Almas <***@***.***>
Date: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:03 AM
Subject: [Rda_p9_sessions] Planning Training Workings on RDA Outputs -
Joint Session of DF and ETHRD Interest Groups
To: ***@***.***-alliance.org
The *Data Fabric *and* Education, Training and Handling of Research
Data *Interest

23 Mar 2017

Research Data Alliance DDPIG Interim Outputs for review and comment

Dear RDA Interest Group members,

We wish to share with you the draft outputs created by three of
the Task Force teams of the RDA Data Discovery Paradigms Interest
Group. We think one or more of these outputs are relevant to the
work your IG is doing. Your thoughts and feedback on the three
interim documents will be greatly appreciated:

22 Mar 2017

IG-ETHRD meeting draft Agenda - 5th April, Breakout 2, 14:00 - 15:30 (RDA P9, Barcelona)

Dear IG-ETHRD members,
Thank you all who responded and confirmed contribution to our next
meeting that will take place in two weeks 5th April, Breakout 2, 14:00 -
15:30.
The proposed draft agenda - see below - includes IG activity overview,
short selected project presentations, and discussion on the further
steps and activities.
In the overview part we would like to collect information about all
spin-off and important activities related to IG scope, so please send
your information to IG chairs in CC:

14 Mar 2017

RE: [rda-edu-ig] Fwd: 2nd EDISON Champions Conference - Madrid - 15-16 March 2017

Dear all,
As you might know for a previous announcement sent by Yuri to this list, the
2nd EDISON Champions Conference will be held in Madrid, tomorrow 15 and
Thursday 16 of March at the University Carlos III of Madrid.
For all those belonging to RDA-EDU community that you could not be tomorrow
in Madrid, it is my pleasure to announce that the conference will be
streaming online at: https://arcamm.uc3m.es/arcamm_3/liveEvents/show/45#

13 Mar 2017

Fwd: [CODATA-international] Fwd: Register Now: 3/20 Webcast on Data Science Post-Secondary Education

Apologies for cross-posting.
This may be of interest to some members of this group, particularly
considering the potential working group that was discussed at the Denver
plenary IG meeting.
Best,
Amy
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Simon CODATA <***@***.***>
Date: Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 7:20 AM
Subject: [CODATA-international] Fwd: Register Now: 3/20 Webcast on Data
Science Post-Secondary Education
To: CODATA International <***@***.***>