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Joint Meeting – Education and Training on Handling Research Data (ETHRD) and CODATA/RDA Research Data Science Schools for Low and Middle Income Countries – RDA 13th Plenary meeting

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    Collaborative session notes: 
    Meeting Location: Commonwealth A2
    Meeting objectives
    1) Provide updates on activities focused on providing training on developing a variety of research data skills.
    2) Focus on training activities targeted to urban settings or High Income Disadvantaged areas.
    3) Enable discussion on the adaptation of training materials to different educational contexts.
    Meeting agenda
    1) Joint meeting goals of both the ETHRD-IG and Summer Schools-WG
    2) GO TRAIN initiative and new EOSC project FAIRsFAIR
    3) EDISON Data Science Framework (EDSF) Release 3 update
    4) Update from CODATA-RDA RDS Schools and planned activities for 2019. 
    5) New efforts in training librarians and training in libraries on handling research data 
    6) Data handling and training in urban settings or High Income Disadvantaged areas 
    7) Discussion – adapting available materials to local situations (break out groups and lightning talks)
    8) Review of joint actions for the next six months for attendees in their own work and for RDA to foster collaborative progress
    Short description
    Contemporary research – particularly when addressing the most significant, transdisciplinary research challenges – cannot be done effectively without a range of skills relating to data. Providing relevant training in these skills to data scientists, data librarians, data managers, data analysts, research administrators, infrastructure providers, developers, researchers and others is an essential step to implementing the goals of the RDA. 

    The groups represented at this meeting will discuss the exchange of information about existing developments and initiatives and promotion of training/education to manage and handle research data throughout the data lifecycle; development of taxonomies of skills in this area and the results of direct training events in this area for a variety of different roles including communities not usually brought into these conversations such as those from High Income Disadvantaged areas. 
    Target audiece
    This meeting will be of benefit to: 
    those directly involved in teaching and training data skills,
    policy developers working on increasing capacity and enabling data skills,
    funders with similar requirements,
    Librarians working with research data,
    representatives from Higher Education Institutes.
    Any of the above working in urban, or High Income Disadvantaged areas will find this of specific interest.
    Additional links to informative material
    CODATA-RDA schools concept document
    IG ETHRD homepage

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