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Global communities in data training and education improving our world

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    Katarzyna Biernacka

    After a series of successful meetings using a flipped format of pre-recorded presentations followed by synchronous question-and-answer sessions, that allowed time for community members to add and enrich their own experiences, we want to use this plenary to provide opportunities for fresh contributions from our extensive, international, multi-disciplinary IG membership.  
    After a short introductory presentation, we invite the community to share their projects, test their ideas and showcase their deliverables through a series of short presentations designed to appeal to an international audience and to provide multiple opportunities for knowledge-sharing and discussion. These will act as a springboard for developing and coalescing around community-derived next-stage activities necessary for advancing the work of the education and training community in particular, and the data community as a whole. The ETHRD-IG, P19 session will be a knowledge exchange and idea-generating session in which we create a welcoming space for the community to add their own ideas and experiences whilst making new connections with an engaged audience to sustain and benefit the community. 
    Timeslot: *Breakout #7, 02:30 – 04:00 UTC on Thursday 23 June 2022*
    Meeting chair: Amy Nurnberger
    Collaborative notes document:…
    Part 1 (5 min): Welcome

    Introduction of ETHRD-IG, overview of current and future plans:  
    P15 (collecting ideas), VP16 (presentation of first output), P17 (working session to finalise output), P18 (formal presentation of output and new ideas), P19 (community sharing);  
    Call for new co-chairs; 

    Part 2 (70 min): Quickfire presentations and feedback on education and training initiatives 
    1. Presentation (8 min): Liz Stokes, ARDC: Carpentries partnership for 2022
    2. Presentation (8 min): Hugh Shanahan (Royal Holloway): Handbook on FAIR in higher education
    3. Presentation (8 min): Tereza Kalová, University of Vienna, Vienna University Library: Certificate Course Data Steward
    4. Presentation (8 min): Luigia Cristiano, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie: Helmholtz pilot training course
    5. Presentation (8 min): Nancy Hoebelheinrich, Knowledge Motifs: ETHRD-IG’s metadata for learning resources: foundation, application, extension
    6. Community feedback, questions, discussion (c. 25 min). 
    Part 3 (15 min): Next steps

    Actions we can work together on to make an RDA recommendation or output? 

    NB: RDA process for approving recommendations

    Identify potential future areas of work

    Brainstorming question: What are areas of future work in the space of education and training on handling research data that meet global needs?
    Responses collected via slido, 9010112

    Define goals for P20.

    Additional links to informative material

    IG-ETHRD page:

    IG-ETHRD wiki: 

    Attendees can prepare by:

    Viewing the draft recommendations and submitting questions & comments (links to be added)

    Reviewing ETHRD-IG group site and wiki 

    Reviewing notes and presentations from past meeting

    Are you willing to hold your session at multiple times to accommodate various time zones?

    Avoid conflict with the following group (1)
    Professionalising Data Stewardship IG

    Avoid conflict with the following group (3)
    CODATA/RDA Research Data Science Schools for Low and Middle Income Countries

    Group chair serving as contact person
    Amy Nurnberger

    Meeting objectives
    The objective of this meeting is to gather practitioners involved in education and training on handling research data, from Data Science to Data Stewardship and Research Data Management, to actively learn about and advance current community initiatives.   Contributing to the RDA theme “Data to improve our world”, the ETHRD IG meeting focuses on how our education and training efforts might benefit our world through international, cross-sectoral coordination and cooperation. We can achieve this together through:

    Discovering existing education and training materials that successfully employ innovative or traditional pedagogy and andragogy, and that are use cases of the open sharing and reuse of training materials and their underlying data

    Jointly identifying materials in ways that assist in assessing fitness for use, e.g., audience, goals, required competencies, language. Making this a joint, global effort will help the community to use training to effectively address challenges, and unite disciplines and countries

    Creating and enriching materials so that they can be reused, connected to each other, and understood in context to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of engaging citizens, students, and researchers from diverse background, and overcoming boundaries of countries and disciplines

    Please indicate the breakout slot (s) that would suit your meeting
    Breakout 1, Breakout 4, Breakout 6, Breakout 7

    Please select breakout slot (s) for your (optional) second live session.
    Breakout 1, Breakout 4, Breakout 6, Breakout 7

    Short Group Status
    The ETHRD-IG is a well-established recognised group of long standing, having started in 2013. Through this time we have remained a populous group with a variety of interests, supporting work in multiple areas across a wide community, counting more than 300 members. The IG is a central venue at RDA to exchange and coordinate numerous training activities at RDA and associated European, US and worldwide projects on data related skills development and curricula development. We remain an open group, welcome to new-comers and old-timers, as the work of education and training is never done. 
    Our recent initiatives include:

    Focus group on creating an inventory of repositories for training materials 

    Focus group on creating recommendations for minimal metadata for training materials

    Focus group on creating recommendations for extended documentation for training materials

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