IG Education and Training on handling of research data - RDA 11th Plenary meeting

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01 January 2018 1228 reads

Meeting title

Building towards excellence: frameworks for education and training on handling research data (Remote Access Instructions)

Collaborative session notes:


Short introduction describing the scope of the group and if any previous activities

The IG-ETHRD provides a venue for exchanging information about existing developments and initiatives related to education and training on research data handling. The IG scope includes creation of taxonomies of the competences and skills required by different groups of data management specialists/professionals that will provide a basis for recognition of new professions in the data field and for defining required educational elements and training curricula.

This meeting will focus on the commonly recognised demand for data management and analytics skills in most research domains and industry. Providing necessary education and training is critical to uncovering the benefits of Open Data, realising the potential of data-analytic driven research, and increasing the efficiency and impact of all modes of research.

In this session we will be building upon past work of the IG to reassess its goals within the current context of the data professional education environment and reinvigorating activity around the work of the IG in ways that will benefit existing and new initiatives such as European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and related initiatives in the US to address Data Science and research data handling education and training. The goal of the session is to facilitate information exchange and cooperation between efforts around the world that are supporting the education of data professionals and training of those handling research data.

Additional links to informative material related to the group

- Group page: https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/education-and-training-handling-resea...

- Past work in defining data handling related competencies and skills for different groups of professions: 

Meeting objectives

The objective of this meeting is to gather practitioners involved in education and training on Data Science and Research Data Management to discuss activities, community initiatives and projects and how they might benefit from coordination and cooperation.

Past work and community initiative proposals have included:
Senior researchers finding value in research data management (RDM) training (P10)
RDM as part of digital skills (P10)
The value of RDM for policy makers (P10)
RDM for digital humanities (P10)
Assessing RDM training programs (P10)
Curriculum for Data Supporters (P10)
Needs of/for library professionals, archives, building social bridges, creating an executable/living paper, high schools, text and data mining, and machine learning. (P08)
Reviewing the work of a variety of projects:
Data Information Literacy, Creating data literate students, Data Curation Network, Researcher data management guide development, ESIP’s data management training clearinghouse, University of Cambridge Data Champions, Library Carpentry, Belmont Forum, CENDI, New England Collaborative data curriculum, Sapp-Nelson’s Scaffolding for Data Management Skills, RDA/CODATA Schools for Research Data Science, Go FAIR, EDISON, RDM literacy BoF, Open Science Goettingen, FOSTER Plus, & ESOCpilot WP7, Data Management MOOC (UNC & Coursera), EUDAT, RDA/US Education & Curriculum group, Association of Commonwealth Universities, KIT, DigCurv, DCC, GridKa
Developing a profile of competences & skills in research data handling for researchers, research librarians, research administrators and research infrastructure managers/operators. (P06)

We will take this opportunity to carry on the discussion of how these disparate efforts may be combined with others to create a coherent framework of competencies and skills for the collection of data professionals.

Meeting agenda

1. Welcome and summary of accomplishments to date
2. Overview and presentation of key initiative and projects among RDA community 
3. Review and refine IG goals, establish activities, define milestones, identify tools and resources
4. Summary and discussion and next steps and responsibilities

Target audience:

Researchers, data managers, librarians, data infrastructure managers and operators.
Education and training organisations and representatives of related projects. They may best prepare for the meeting by reviewing the past work of the IG https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/education-and-training-handling-resea...

Group chair serving as contact person: Dimitrios Koureas

Type of meeting: Working meeting

Group maturity: more than 18 months

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