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Skills for e-infrastructures and data management in global change research

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The Belmont Forum e-Infrastructures and Data Management Project ( recognizes that, for global change research to flourish, a range of skills are necessary, increasingly so in the broad area of data intensive digital skills.  Through this short survey, the Belmont Forum would like to establish where skills gaps exist or are emerging.  Results will be anonymized.
Global change research encompasses the interdisciplinary investigation of the natural world and how it is changing, from climate change to air quality to ecology and the human interaction with the environment.  Global change research is increasingly data intensive, requiring significant computing resources and efficient techniques for effective analysis.  This survey is aimed at enabling capacity building in the requisite digital skills for those already working in global change research.
The Belmont Forum ( is a group of the world’s major and emerging funders of global environmental change research. It aims to accelerate delivery of the environmental research needed to remove critical barriers to sustainability by aligning and mobilizing international resources. It pursues the goals set in the Belmont Challenge by adding value to existing national investments and supporting international partnerships in interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary scientific endeavors. (Read the full Belmont Challenge at 
Please complete the survey here
The survey should take 10 minutes to complete.  The Belmont Forum e-Infrastructures and Data Management Project would appreciate your input by 22 November.