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

19 Jun 2017

ISO certification of trusted repositories

I hope the following will be of interest.
Regards
..David
Dr David Giaretta
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Now there is a way to do it in the same way we know which systems we can
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10 May 2017

FW: [rda-edu-ig] Re: [rda-edu-ig] IG-ETHRD meeting 5th April 2017 - Presentations online

Dear all,
From the notes from the last RDA I saw:
Steps forward
- Extend scope/title - RDM curriculum harmonisation
- Write WG Case Statement and submit to TAB
- Find chairs willing to run WG
Can you please inform me closer to the topics above?
Are all chairs of the group resigning and are therefore new chairs needed?
I am very interested in this group, bur unfortunally I couldn't make it in Barcelona.
Please tell me what is needed and I can see what I can do.
With kind regards,
Ellen Verbakel

01 May 2017

Re: [rda-edu-ig] IG-ETHRD meeting 5th April 2017 - Presentations online

Dear IG-ETHRD members,
The presentations from the meeting are uploaded to the IG wiki which is
our space for placing any relevant information about our activity.
Please use these links
Dear IG-ETHRD members,
The presentations from the meeting are uploaded to the IG wiki which is
our space for placing any relevant information about our activity.
Please use these links
for last meeting presentations (and later notes)
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30 Apr 2017

Task Force on Defining data handling related competences and skills for different groups of professions - Working area

Task Force on Defining data handling related competences and skills for different groups of professions - Working area

(This is a backup page for the Task Force activity 2015-2016)

 

Task Force creation agreed at IG ETHRD meeting at RDA Plenary 5 (San Diego, March 2015) to draw together information on the skills and competences currently or soon likely to be required for handling research data in the following four professional areas:

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30 Apr 2017

ETHRD IG Meeting at RDA Plenary 9 - 5-7 April 2017, Barcelona

Meeting agenda - 5th April, Breakout 2, 14:00 - 15:30 

(See presentation as attachement links below)

1. Welcome and state of the IG (3-5 min)

2. Updates from spin-off groups and liaison/collaboration with other IG/WG - provided by IG chairs with contribution from spin-off groups (15 min)
  * Teaching TDM skills 
  * Accreditation and Certification
  * Research Data Management Curriculum
  * Data Champion Communities 
  * Others - TBA

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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