Description
An ICTP Virtual Meeting

This school provides Early Career Researchers (at MSc-level to 3 years after their PhD) and Professionals with the necessary set of foundational Data Science skills to enable them to analyse their data in an efficient and effective manner for the 21st century.
 
The material covered here is fundamental to all areas of Data Science and hence open to researchers from all disciplines that deal with significant amounts of data. The focus is to provide a practical introduction to these topics with extensive labs and seminars.
 
Topics:
  • Open Science and Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Introduction to Unix Shell
  • Programming for Analysis
  • Git
  • Research Data Management
  • Author Carpentry
  • Data Visualisation
  • Information Security
  • Machine Learning
  • Computational Infrastructures
 
The school will be run on an online basis. Participants will be allowed seven days (a week) to complete each topic. 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.

Registration: there is no registration fee.
Go to day
  • Monday, 6 September 2021
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Follow Online LMS Lessons: open from 9:00am (CEST)
      Participants are required to follow the online video lessons and slides available at https://moodle.ictp.it/moodle/course/view.php?id=107
      
      Note: Participants are free to access and use the LMS platform at their own timing and pace, but it is important to review all LMS materials and "Mark them as done" when completed.
  • Wednesday, 8 September 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Open Science - Data organisation in spreadsheets - Data cleaning with OpenRefine
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 1 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK), Bianca PETERSON (North-West University, South Africa)
    • 16:00 - 18:00 ICTP Webinar Colloquium
      • 16:00 Some current issues in the later stages of human evolution 2h0'
        See the link here: Colloquium details
        
        Note: participation at the Colloquium is optional for "The CODATA RDA Research Data Science Summer School" participants
        Speaker: Chris STRINGER (Natural History Museum, London, UK)
  • Friday, 10 September 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Open Science - Data organisation in spreadsheets - Data cleaning with OpenRefine
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 2 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK), Bianca PETERSON (North-West University, South Africa)
  • Monday, 13 September 2021
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Follow Online LMS Lessons: new material available from 9:00am
      Participants are required to follow the online video lessons and slides available at https://moodle.ictp.it/moodle/course/view.php?id=107
      
      Note: Participants are free to access and use the LMS platform at their own timing and pace, but it is important to review all LMS materials and "Mark them as done" when completed.
  • Wednesday, 15 September 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 R (Social Sciences) - R (Natural Sciences)
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 1 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Bianca PETERSON (North-West University, South Africa), Marcela Alfaro CÓRDOBA (University of California, USA), Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Friday, 17 September 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 R (Social Sciences) - R (Natural Sciences)
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 2 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Bianca PETERSON (North-West University, South Africa), Marcela Alfaro CÓRDOBA (University of California, USA), Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Monday, 20 September 2021
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Follow Online LMS Lessons: new material available from 9:00am
      Participants are required to follow the online video lessons and slides available at https://moodle.ictp.it/moodle/course/view.php?id=107
      
      Note: Participants are free to access and use the LMS platform at their own timing and pace, but it is important to review all LMS materials and "Mark them as done" when completed.
  • Wednesday, 22 September 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 R (Social Sciences) - R (Natural Sciences)
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 1 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Bianca PETERSON (North-West University, South Africa), Marcela Alfaro CÓRDOBA (University of California, USA), Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Friday, 24 September 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 R (Social Sciences) - R (Natural Sciences)
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 2 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Bianca PETERSON (North-West University, South Africa), Marcela Alfaro CÓRDOBA (University of California, USA), Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Monday, 27 September 2021
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Follow Online LMS Lessons: new material available from 9:00am
      Participants are required to follow the online video lessons and slides available at https://moodle.ictp.it/moodle/course/view.php?id=107
      
      Note: Participants are free to access and use the LMS platform at their own timing and pace, but it is important to review all LMS materials and "Mark them as done" when completed.
  • Wednesday, 29 September 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Data Visualisation - Being open in a low/middle-income country
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speaker: Sara EL JADID (Queens University Belfast, UK)
  • Friday, 1 October 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Data Visualisation - Being open in a low/middle-income country
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Mandatory session - Reflection and review 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speaker: Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Monday, 4 October 2021
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Follow Online LMS Lessons: new material available from 9:00am
      Participants are required to follow the online video lessons and slides available at https://moodle.ictp.it/moodle/course/view.php?id=107
      
      Note: Participants are free to access and use the LMS platform at their own timing and pace, but it is important to review all LMS materials and "Mark them as done" when completed.
  • Wednesday, 6 October 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:20 Machine Learning
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 1 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Ekpe OKORAFOR (Big Data Academy, Accenture, USA), Roger BARLOW (University of Huddersfield, UK), Raphael MENDES DE OLIVEIRA CÓBE (UNESP, Brazil)
  • Friday, 8 October 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Machine Learning
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 2 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Ekpe OKORAFOR (Big Data Academy, Accenture, USA), Roger BARLOW (University of Huddersfield, UK), Raphael MENDES DE OLIVEIRA CÓBE (UNESP, Brazil)
  • Monday, 11 October 2021
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Follow Online LMS Lessons: new material available from 9:00am
      Participants are required to follow the online video lessons and slides available at https://moodle.ictp.it/moodle/course/view.php?id=107
      
      Note: Participants are free to access and use the LMS platform at their own timing and pace, but it is important to review all LMS materials and "Mark them as done" when completed.
  • Wednesday, 13 October 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Neural Networks
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 1 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Ekpe OKORAFOR (Big Data Academy, Accenture, USA), Roger BARLOW (University of Huddersfield, UK), Raphael MENDES DE OLIVEIRA CÓBE (UNESP, Brazil)
  • Friday, 15 October 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Neural Networks
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 2 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Ekpe OKORAFOR (Big Data Academy, Accenture, USA), Roger BARLOW (University of Huddersfield, UK), Raphael MENDES DE OLIVEIRA CÓBE (UNESP, Brazil)
  • Monday, 18 October 2021
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Follow Online LMS Lessons: new material available from 9:00am
      Participants are required to follow the online video lessons and slides available at https://moodle.ictp.it/moodle/course/view.php?id=107
      
      Note: Participants are free to access and use the LMS platform at their own timing and pace, but it is important to review all LMS materials and "Mark them as done" when completed.
  • Wednesday, 20 October 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Research Data Management
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 1 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Venkataraman SHANMUGASUNDARAM (Digital Curation Centre, UK), Steve DIGGS (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA), Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Friday, 22 October 2021
    • 11:00 - 12:00 ICTP-SISSA Joint Colloquium by the Nobel Laureate in Physics 2021
      • 11:00 The Value of Science 1h0'
        Professor PARISI's first public seminar since the announcement of his Nobel award on 5 October.
        
        For more information please consult the following web page: 
        Colloquium details
        Speaker: Giorgio PARISI (Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', Italy)
    • 14:00 - 16:00 ICTP 2020 Dirac Medal and Prize Ceremony
      ICTP awarded its 2020 Dirac Medal and Prize to three distinguished physicists:
      
      André NEVEU of University of Montpellier
      Pierre RAMOND of University of Florida 
      Miguel VIRASORO of Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento 
      
      2020 Dirac Medal and Prize Ceremony
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Research Data Management
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 2 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Venkataraman SHANMUGASUNDARAM (Digital Curation Centre, UK), Steve DIGGS (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA), Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Monday, 25 October 2021
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Follow Online LMS Lessons: new material available from 9:00am
      Participants are required to follow the online video lessons and slides available at https://moodle.ictp.it/moodle/course/view.php?id=107
      
      Note: Participants are free to access and use the LMS platform at their own timing and pace, but it is important to review all LMS materials and "Mark them as done" when completed.
  • Wednesday, 27 October 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Information Security
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 1 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Alessandro COSTANTINI (INFN-CNAF, Italy), Raphael MENDES DE OLIVEIRA CÓBE (UNESP, Brazil), Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Friday, 29 October 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Information Security
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 2 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Rob QUICK (Indiana University, USA), Hannah SHORT (CERN, Switzerland), Renier van Heerden (CSIR, South Africa)
  • Monday, 1 November 2021
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Follow Online LMS Lessons: new material available from 9:00am
      Participants are required to follow the online video lessons and slides available at https://moodle.ictp.it/moodle/course/view.php?id=107
      
      Note: Participants are free to access and use the LMS platform at their own timing and pace, but it is important to review all LMS materials and "Mark them as done" when completed.
  • Wednesday, 3 November 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Unix shell - Git-Hub - Git
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 1 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Raphael MENDES DE OLIVEIRA CÓBE (UNESP, Brazil), Hugh SHANAHAN (Royal Holloway University, UK), Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Friday, 5 November 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Unix shell - Git-Hub - Git
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 2 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Raphael MENDES DE OLIVEIRA CÓBE (UNESP, Brazil), Hugh SHANAHAN (Royal Holloway University, UK), Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Monday, 8 November 2021
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Follow Online LMS Lessons: new material available from 9:00am
      Participants are required to follow the online video lessons and slides available at https://moodle.ictp.it/moodle/course/view.php?id=107
      
      Note: Participants are free to access and use the LMS platform at their own timing and pace, but it is important to review all LMS materials and "Mark them as done" when completed.
  • Wednesday, 10 November 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Computational Infrastructures
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 1 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Alessandro COSTANTINI (INFN-CNAF, Italy), Raphael MENDES DE OLIVEIRA CÓBE (UNESP, Brazil), Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK)
    • 16:30 - 16:35 Group photo
      Platform: Zoom
  • Friday, 12 November 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Computational Infrastructures
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Reflection & Review - Option 2 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Rob QUICK (Indiana University, USA), Raphael MENDES DE OLIVEIRA CÓBE (UNESP, Brazil), Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK)
    • 16:30 - 16:35 Group photo
      Platform: Zoom
  • Monday, 15 November 2021
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Follow Online LMS Lessons: new material available from 9:00am
      Participants are required to follow the online video lessons and slides available at https://moodle.ictp.it/moodle/course/view.php?id=107
      
      Note: Participants are free to access and use the LMS platform at their own timing and pace, but it is important to review all LMS materials and "Mark them as done" when completed.
  • Wednesday, 17 November 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Responsible Authorship - Reproducible writing - Building researcher reputation
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Workshop wrap-up and discussion of school - Option 1 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Bianca PETERSON (North-West University, South Africa), Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Friday, 19 November 2021
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Responsible Authorship - Reproducible writing - Building researcher reputation
      • 15:00 Addis Ababa University Meeting 1h0'
        Only for participants from AAU (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)
      • 16:00 Questions & Answers & Workshop wrap-up and discussion of school - Option 2 1h0'
        Platform: Zoom
        Speakers: Bianca PETERSON (North-West University, South Africa), Louise BEZUIDENHOUT (University of Oxford, UK)