status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Laura Molloy, Katarzyna Biernacka, Mijke Jetten, Amy Nurnberger

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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.

 

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March
2021
24
March
2021

RDA VP17 Programme Now Available

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

  Dear members of the Education and Training on Handling of Research Data Interest Group:   The programme for RDA Virtual Plenary 17 (VP17) is now available. We look forward to seeing you all virtually for over 100 sessions, including many repeat sessions on 22 and 23 April, in an effort to accommodate a wider range of time zones.  
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22
February
2021

RDA Virtual Plenary 17 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Education and Training on Handling of Research Data IG, Congratulations! Your RDA Virtual Plenary 17 (VP17) session application titled ‘Reducing barriers to and increasing global participation in data interchange through advancing discovery, access, and reusability of RDM training resources’ has been approved by the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.
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29
January
2021

RDA VP17 Session proposal submission

by Alexandra Delipalta

Dear Education and Training on handling of research data IG members,    Thank you for your session proposal for Virtual Plenary 17 titled ‘Reducing barriers to and increasing global participation in data interchange through advancing discovery, access, and reusability of RDM training resources’. A review of all submitted proposals is now underway by the RDA Technical Advisory Board, with notifications of acceptance planned to be sent by 26 February.   
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22
January
2021

RDA's 17th Plenary - Submission deadlines coming up!

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Dear Education and Training on Handling of Research Data IG Members,   With RDA VP17 fast approaching, we would like to bring the following news and key dates to your attention:   Call for Sessions closing on 26 January 2021 at 23:59 UTC. The deadline for submitting your session proposal is almost here! To submit your request for a breakout session, please complete the form below which corresponds to your meeting type. 
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04
December
2020

P17 Participation Opportunities

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Dear Interest Group members,   With the planning of RDA VP17 upon us, we would like to bring a couple of time-sensitive opportunities to your attention:   Open Call for Co-located Events
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10
November
2020

Excited for session? More presentations available!

by Amy Nurnberger

Dear ETHRD-IG members, As you may have noted, the RDA P16 has begun! Our session will be held in this 24hr cycle (breakout 4) and we look forward to seeing you there. To save our precious plenary time for discussion and working, we have posted all presentations for your pre-session viewing pleasure, please go give them a look! Representatives or presenters will be available at the session for questions and discussion.
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04
November
2020

Train-the-Trainer Concept on RDM published

by Katarzyna Biernacka

Dear group members, Due to the scope of this IG, I would like to draw your attention to a recent publication: Train-the-Trainer Concept on Research Data Management . The Concept is a comprehensive document that can be used as a basis for the implementation of trainings on research data. It contains many aspects of research data management, such as data management plans and the publication of research data, as well as didactic units on learning concepts, workshop design, and a range of didactic methods.
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30
October
2020

FAIR-Aware - your voice counts!

by Joy Davidson

Hi all, Just wanted to share this call for feedback on a self-assessment tool being developed by the FAIRsFAIR project. The tool aims to increase the awareness of researchers about how to implement the FAIR principles. All the best, Joy _________ Dear colleagues, The FAIRsFAIR project partners (PANGAEA, DANS, DCC) have recently developed FAIR-Aware, an online self-assessment tool. The aim of this tool is to educate and raise awareness of users on making their data FAIR before depositing the data into the repository. How can you help?
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29
October
2020

Preparing for the P16 ETHRD-IG session: Presentation recordings available

by Amy Nurnberger

Dear ETHRD-IG members,   I am happy to let you know that you can find a number of presentation recordings posted in preparation for our P16 plenary session, “Creating and connecting data training ecosystems” at 12:00 - 1:30 AM UTC (11 November2020) | Breakout 4). Please make sure to register for the plenary so that you can participate in this session – we are looking forward to talking with you!
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