[CODATA - Data Science Training] DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 OCTOBER - Call for Applications - The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science School, Pretoria 13- 24 January 2020

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Wed Oct 2 05:54:11 EDT 2019


*In response to a number of requests, we have agreed to extend the deadline
for applications for The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science School, Pretoria
13-  24 January 2020 to 31 October 2019.*

University of Pretoria – Department of Information Science in collaboration
with DIRISA, SADiLaR and NeDICC

*Duration: 13–24 January 2020*
*Location: Pretoria, South Africa*

The school provides early career researchers (M-level to postdoc) with the
foundational data science skills, which include technical skills and
responsible research practices, to enable them to work with their data in
an effective and efficient manner required by 21st-century research.
Description

The material covered by the programme is fundamental to all areas of
research, and thus open to researchers and professionals from all
disciplines that deal with signifi amounts of research data. The goal is to
provide a practical introduction to these topics with some theory and
extensive hands-on training.
Topics

   - Open Science
   - Introduction to Unix Shell
   - Introduction to Git
   - Open and Collaborative Research
   - Research Data Management
   - Data Cleaning – using Open Refine
   - Data Analysis and Visualisation – using R
   - Data Intensive Social Science
   - Author Carpentry
   - Information Security
   - Machine Learning and Neural Networks
   - Research Computational Infrastructure

Costs

The school is heavily sponsored. Successful applicants will be expected to
pay a fee of R1  150 once the application is accepted. This fee includes
all training and catering (lunches). Applicants are responsible for their
own travel and accommodation arrangements.
How to Apply:

*Application deadline: 31 October 2019*
Online application and further information:
*https://www.dirisa.ac.za/CODATA-RDA%20ResearchDataSummerSchool-2020/
<https://www.dirisa.ac.za/CODATA-RDA%20ResearchDataSummerSchool-2020/>*

*Females, Social Scientists and participants from developing countries are
encouraged to apply*
International Directors

   - H Shanahan (Royal Holloway University, UK)
   - L Bezuidenhout (University of Oxford, UK)

Local Organisers

   - A Vahed (DIRISA) | B Peterson, (NWU)
   - J Steyn (SADiLAR, NWU)
   - J van Wyk (NeDICC) M Holmner (UP)
   - M van Deventer (UP)

Thanks,
Asha
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