Contemporary research – particularly when addressing the most significant, inter-disciplinary research challenges – cannot effectively be done without a range of skills relating to data. The CODATA-RDA Schools of Research Data Science initiative has developed a short course curriculum, presented in summer school style, that addresses these training requirements. Read more
The curriculum of the CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science – South Africa is presented as ten themes. Participants will be allowed seven days (a week) to complete each theme. Generally the participant would need to make provision for at least seven to eight hours to work through the content of the theme. The content also makes provision for practical exercises and at least one live question and answer session where facilitators will address concerns participants may have. Content will be provided as video lectures as well as presentation slides.
Link to a video with testimonials by some of the 2020 School participants.
This online school provides early career African researchers (M-level to postdoc) and professionals with the foundational data science skills, which include technical skills and responsible research practices, to enable them to work with their data in an effective and efficient manner required by 21st century research.
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The deadline for applications is 14 March. There is a non refundable attendance fee of 1150 ZAR.