The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in collaboration with CODATA, RDA and TWAS, is organising a short course in the data science approaches and skills that are essential for 21st century research. The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School will be held at the ICTP, Trieste, Italy from 1st to 12th August 2016.
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.
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Invited teaching teams
The Digital Curation Centre Colin Gillespie
(University of Newcastle) Andy South Jan Aerts
(University of Leuven) Tim Head
(EPFL) Roger Barlow
(University of Huddersfield)
Thanks to the generous support of a number of sponsors and funders, we will be able to exceptionally support travel expenses of students from developed countries who do not have other sources of support.
Please indicate that you request to be considered for travel support. Please declare that you do not have an alternative source of funding for travel.
Andrew Harrison (University of Essex/RDA), Simon Hodson (CODATA ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology), Hugh Shanahan (Royal Holloway, University of London/RDA), Romain Murenzi (UNESCO), Anelda van der Walt (Talarify and North-West University, South Africa) - ICTP Local Organizers: Ivan Girotto (ICTP), Clement Onime (ICTP)