The next generation of data scientists

The last two weeks have seen the first CODATA/RDA Research Data Science school in South America. This post explains more about the initiative, what we hope to achieve and how you can get involved.

Image credits:

Data scientist group photo and Student helpers CC-BY by Rob Quick

Data reuse lab photos CC-BY by Sarah Jones

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EUDAT summer school

From 3-7 July 2017, EUDAT is organising a Summer School to introduce early-career researchers to the principles and tools needed for careers in data science and data management. The week-long training course will be set in the stunning landscapes of Heraklion, Crete, and kindly hosted by FORTH. The course is applicable to those working with big data, as well as researchers from less data-intensive communities. In collaboration with other pan European e-Infrastructures, this intense training course will provide attendees with a better understanding of the European e-Infrastructure landscape, the different tools and services offered by them, and how they can be used to improve the quality of your research outputs.

The deadline for applications is Monday April 17th 2017, midnight CET. Further details about how to apply are available on the EUDAT website

Image: Little Red Fishing Boat CC-BY-NC by Over Doz


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Want to learn about RDM, DMPs and H2020? Join us for webinars and more!

The DCC is involved in a few European Commission funded projects at the moment, namely FOSTER, OpenAIRE and EUDAT. On each we're providing training and support about open data, data management planning and Horizon 2020, and there are a number of events coming up if you want to find out more.

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CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science

Applications are now open for the CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science

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Request a training session

The DCC offers training on request both in the UK and internationally.*

We can develop and deliver training courses which are tailored to suit your requirements. As well as the content, we can customise the format; you can have a half day or a full day training session or several sessions run on consecutive days. You provide the venue and participants, and the DCC will provide the trainers and materials.

We can train on a variety of topics including:

Forthcoming training events

The DCC has a programme of training events running throughout the year. Delivered by people with years of training experience and in-depth subject knowledge, courses are open to all and aim to bring together individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines.

Comprising a mixture of presentations and breakout group exercises, our training sessions are designed to equip you with the skills you’ll need to manage and share data effectively, as well as providing an opportunity to transfer knowledge and share best practice.

Previous training events

If you recently attended a DCC training event, please tell us what you thought via the online feedback form.


See below a list of some of our past events:

Education and Training for Research Data Handling at RDA Plenary 6, September 2015

Laura Molloy reports on progress at the RDA's interest group on education and skills for research data handling, which met at last week's plenary in Paris. 

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DCC, DPC and ULCC launch training needs survey

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC), Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) are collaborating on a new survey to gain an updated view on digital archiving and preservation training needs across professional sectors and countries. Colleagues and/or friends who have an interest in digital archiving and preservation are invited to complete the survey available here until Friday 2 October 2015.

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Bumper week of FOSTER events

It has been a busy week for FOSTER open science events! David Ball and I have been in the Czech Republic speaking at open science days in Prague and Brno. Martin Donnelly spoke at the 2020 vision event in Oxford, and Joy Davidson is involved in a workshop in collaboration with UNESCO on open science for doctoral schools.

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