[CODATA-international] Deadline extended to 30 September: CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science, Sao Paulo

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Thu Sep 13 01:24:48 EDT 2018

Applications are now open for the CODATA-RDA School of Research Data
Science, Sao Paulo, which will take place at *ICTP-SAIFR (ICTP South
American Institute for Fundamental Research
<http://www.ictp-saifr.org/>* on 3-14
December 2018

Applications may be made at *http://ictp-saifr.org/sis/datasci2018step0.php
<http://ictp-saifr.org/sis/datasci2018step0.php>* - the deadline for
applications is 30 September

Further information is available at

The ever-accelerating volume and variety of data being generated is having
a huge impact on a wide variety of research disciplines, from the sciences
to the humanities. The international, collective ability to create, share
and analyse vast quantities of data is having a profound, transformative
effect. This ‘Data Revolution’ offers great opportunities for students with
modern data skills, both in conducting their research and in entering a
jobs market where those skills are in demand.

Contemporary research – particularly when addressing the most significant,
transdisciplinary research challenges – cannot be done effectively without
a range of skills relating to data. This includes 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, visualisation and modelling techniques, software development
and annotation and more. We define ‘Research Data Science’ as the ensemble
of these skills.

The International School on Data Science will focus on growing competence
in accessing, analyzing, visualising, and publishing data. It is open to
participants from all disciplines and/or background from the sciences to
humanities. This activity will cover topics on principles and practice of
Open Science, research data management and curation, use of a range of
research compute infrastructures, large scale analysis, statistics,
visualisation and modeling techniques, automation and scripting.

There is no registration fee. Limited funds are available to support
accommodation, subsistence and travel support. For financial reasons, it is
likely that priority will be given to travel support for students from the
Latin American and Caribbean region, except in the case of particularly
exceptional students.

Applicants from any region are strongly encouraged to look for alternative
sources of funding to support their participation. For the recent
CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science in Trieste a large number of
students were able to support their participation with funding from a
variety of sources including their institutions, various grants, charities
and sponsoring organisations etc

The training provided by the CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science is
primarily targeted at Early Career Researchers (advanced masters students,
doctoral candidates, post-docs and young or early career academics). 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.

Applicants are expected to have a baseline of data skills and these are
tested by an online form. In addition, applicants should pay particular
attention to their personal statement and communicate persuasively their
reasons for wishing to attend the School: how do they intend to use these
skills, how will it 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 School
directors have confidence in the candidate and that the skills learnt will
have the maximum benefit and impact.


   - *Marcela Alfaro Córdoba* (University of Costa Rica)
   - *Simon Hodson* (CODATA, Committee on Data of the International Council
   for Science, France)
   - *Sarah Jones* (Digital Curation Centre, University of Glasgow, UK)
   - *Robert E Quick* (Indiana University, USA)
   - *Hugh Shanahan* (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)

*Local Organizers:*

   - *Nathan Berkovits* (ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
   - *Raphael Cobe* (NCC, Brazil)
   - *Ivan Girotto *(ICTP-Trieste, Italy)
   - *Rogério Iope *(NCC, Brazil)
   - *Beraldo Leal* (NCC, Brazil)
   - *Sérgio Novaes* (NCC and SPRACE, Brazil)


*Registration is now open for International Data Week *(comprising
SciDataCon and the 12th RDA Plenary Meeting), 5-8 November 2018, Gaborone,
Botswana:* register here!
<http://internationaldataweek.org/registration>  *Early
bird rate until 30 September.

*Provisional List of Candidates for CODATA Elections Announced.*
General Assembly, 9-10 November 2018, University of Botswana.*

*Applications are now open for the CODATA-RDA School of Research Data
Science, Sao Paulo,
ICTP-SAIFR, 3-14 December
2018: deadline for applications, 30 September

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

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

CODATA (Committee on Data of the International Council for Science), 5 rue
Auguste Vacquerie, 75016 Paris, FRANCE
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