[CODATA-international] DEADLINE TOMORROW! Call for Applications - African Open Science Platform School of Research Data Science - deadline 10 May

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Thu May 9 06:43:50 EDT 2019

The African Open Science Platform School of Research Data Science, in
collaboration with the CODATA-RDA Data Schools Initiative will take place
on 17-28 June 2019 at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. *The deadline for
applications is 10 May*: *https://e-applications.ictp.it/applicant/login/9010

The goal of this school 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 school, organized by the
African Open Science Platform (AOSP), the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences
(EAS), CODATA: the Committee on Data of the International Science Council,
the Research Data Alliance (RDA), the International Centre of Theoretical
Physics (ICTP) and East African Institute for Fundamental Research (EAIFR),
will be conducted at Addis Ababa University 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


*Robert Quick*
UITS Research Technologies, Indiana University
rquick (at) iu.edu

*Louise Bezuidenhout*
Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford
louise.bezuidenhout [at] insis.ox.ac.uk <http://www.insis.ox.ac.uk/>

*Solomon Gizaw*
Department of Computer Science, Addis Ababa University
solomong [at] aau.edu.et
Participation Information

This school is open to researchers in every field. Science graduates
(masters and doctoral levels) working in data intensive fields will find it
particularly useful. Female 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 must be made
at: https://e-applications.ictp.it/applicant/login/9010

*Deadline for applications: May 10, 2019*

*For further information contact: data_school_directors at codata.org
<data_school_directors at codata.org>*
Information for Applicants

There is no registration fee for this event.  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
participation. Applicants are expected to be based in Ethiopia or certain
countries in the surrounding region (Eritrea, South Sudan, Somalia and
Central African Republic).

The AOSP School of Research Data Science, in collaboration with CODATA-RDA,
is open to researchers in any 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

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 this School will have a baseline of data skills
and these will have been tested by an online form.  *

*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 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 impact.*




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E-Mail: asha at codata.org
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