[CODATA-international] CODATA-RDA Foundational School in Research Data Science, 22 October – 2 November, 2018, Kigali, Rwanda - Deadline for Applications 18 July 2018 Inbox x

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Thu Jul 5 05:56:27 EDT 2018

*Foundational **School in Research Data Science*
*22 October – 2 November, 2018 *
*University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda*

The goal of this workshop is to train researchers in Research Data Science
(RDS). RDS refers to the principles and practice of Open Science and
research data management and curation, the use of a range of data platforms
and infrastructures, large scale analysis, statistics, visualization and
modelling techniques, software development and data annotation. These are
important tools for extracting useful information from data and these tools
are useful in every research area. A 10-day workshop, organized by CODATA,
ICTP and EAIFR, will be conducted at the University of Rwanda, Kigali to
introduce participants to the skills of RDS.

Topics covered

   - Open Science
   - Unix Shell
   - Version Control
   - Introduction to R
   - Research Data Management
   - Databases and SQL
   - Data Visualization
   - Machine Learning and Artificial Neural Networks
   - Research Computational Infrastructure

Participation Information

This workshop is open to researchers in every field. Science graduates
(masters and doctoral levels) working in data intensive fields will find it
particularly useful. Women  candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Selection of participants will be based on their technical background and
also the urgency of their needs to apply the tools of RDS. *Applications
for participation for the workshop can be found at:

*Deadline **for **application: **July **18, **2018*

*For **further **information **contact: **info at eaifr.org*   <info at eaifr.org>
*or **workshop20181022 at eaifr.org* <workshop20181022 at eaifr.org>
*Information for Applicants*
There is no registration fee for these events.  Some support for travel and
accommodation is available and its allocation will be determined during the
selection process.  Much of this funding is intended for participants from
lower and middle income countries.  Potential participants have the
opportunity to indicate they need support in the application.  Self-funded
participants are welcome.  All applicants are strongly encouraged to look
for alternative ‘third-party’ sources of funding to support their

The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School is open to participants
in any research discipline.  The data skills taught are also useful for
(data) librarians and other research support staff, such as those who
envisage a career as data steward or data analysts.  Furthermore, people
who are more advanced in their careers who would like to improve their data
skills as a form of continuing professional development are also eligible.

Participants will be selected on merit from a very competitive field.
Applicants are urged therefore to ensure they pay careful and full
attention to the requirements of the application process.

Selected participants for the Research Data Science Summer School will have
a baseline of data skills and these will have been tested by an online
form.  Applicants to the Advanced Workshops should demonstrate their
capacity and skills to engage with these themes on a more advanced level.

Applicants to either event should pay particular attention to their
personal statement and communicate persuasively their reasons for wishing
to attend the Summer School and/or Advanced Workshops: how do they intend
to use these skills and experiences, how will participation in the Summer
School and/or Advanced Workshops benefit their research or the institution
in which they work?  Finally, candidates should take pains to ensure that
their application is well supported by references from their past or
present tutors or line managers.  This is particularly important so that
the directors and organisers of these events have confidence in the
candidate and that the skills learnt will have the maximum benefit and


*Apply to participate in the CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School
and Advanced Workshops, Trieste, Italy, August 2018 - *Deadline 21 May 2018

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Asha Law | Program Assistant, CODATA | http://www.codata.org

E-Mail: asha at codata.org
Tel (Office): +33 1 45 25 04 96

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