hugh shanahan - opencon oxford, 1st dec 2017
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CODATA-RDA Schools of Research Data Science
Hugh Shanahan, Royal Holloway, University of London @hughshanahan
• Recognized need for basic and advanced data skills - researchers need to be empowered to do more with their data
• Without more widespread data handling, data management and data science skills the benefits of the data revolution and open data will not be fully realized.
• UNESCO - 1270 researchers per million. => ~8 Million researchers worldwide
• EOSC HLEG 500K “Data Stewards” (advanced data skills) need in Europe in the next decade.
• CODATA-RDA schools attempt to provide a foundation for researchers in all of the relevant skills.
• Particular focus on delivering teaching to Low and Middle Countries. Gaps and potential gains most notable here.
• Through line of Open Science, Open Data, and ethical data use.
• Goal - build a common curriculum delivered in many locations.
• Focus on building a community for students to continually leverage.
• As much as possibly build on and blend existing materials and partner with existing projects
• Simple Things, Explained Well
• Aim for core curriculum and easy delivery
• Long term obsolescence
Research Data Management
Materials can be found at http://bit.ly/2sBuLm5
• Data Trieste 16 • 340 applicants ! 67 students from 39 countries
• Data Trieste 17 • 561 applicants ! 43 students from 29 countries • Additional week of advanced topics
• Data Sao Paulo 17 • 401 applicants ! 35 students accepted
• Data Trieste 18 • 6-17 August
• Data Africa 18 • Yet Undetermined Date and Location
• Data Sao Paulo 18 • Yet Undetermined Dates
• Scaling up - the operation is logistically large
• Growing cohort of instructors and helpers
• How does it get more streamlined?
• Core curriculum - how to grow it?
• How to track student progress and gather meaningful metrics of success
• Becoming sustainable
Thanks for your time !
Chairs of CODATA Task Group
Rob Quick - Indiana University
Ciira Maina - Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
Hugh Shanahan - RHUL
Sarah Jones - Digital Curation Centre