CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science

December 4 – 15, 2017

São Paulo, Brazil

ICTP-SAIFR/NCC-UNESP

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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.

Directors:

  • Simon Hodson (CODATA, Committee on Data of the International Council for Science, France)
  • Sarah Jones (Digital Curation Centre, University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Ciira Maina (Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya)
  • 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)
  • Beraldo Leal (NCC, Brazil)
  • Sérgio Novaes (NCC and SPRACE, Brazil)

Lecturers

Lecturers: 

  • Raphael Cobe (NCC, Brazil)
  • Sarah Jones (Digital Curation Centre, University of Glasgow, UK) – to be confirmed
  • Beraldo Leal (NCC, Brazil)
  • Robert E Quick (Indiana University, USA)
  • Hugh Shanahan (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
  • Andy South (Freelance Senior Data Analyst)
  • Experts from Software Carpentry Brazil

 

Registration

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Click here for online application

Application deadline: September 22, 2017

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