We are delighted to welcome the new co-chairs to the CODATA-RDA Schools of Research Data Science initiative!
Meet our new members and learn more about their contributions here.

CODATA-RDA Schools of Research Data Science

Building core data science skills and introducing open tools and resources for researchers.

Behind the Scenes – read a blog on what it takes to run a School of Research Data Science.


Who are we?

About us

Group of dedicated Open Science and Open Data enthusiasts.

Our vision

Grow a network of host institutions, instructors, assistants and helpers.

Our Philosophy

Increasing research capacity, as it relates to data in Low and Middle Income Countries.

What areas do we cover on the curriculum?

  • Principles and practices of Open Science
  • FAIR data and using data ethically
  • An introduction to research data management and the research data lifecycle
  • How to prepare a data management plan
  • Introduction to persistent identifiers and licensing
  • A grounding in how to compile bibliographies
  • How to find data more efficiently
  • How to publish data Software and data carpentry
  • How to use Github
  • Introduction to theory and practice of visualization
  • Introduction to machine learning
  • Grounding in use of computational research infrastructures

Happy students!

Previous School's Testimonies

As a second-year Ph.D. student, I am ever grateful to the organisers and teachers (or volunteers) for the manner in which we were guided through the courses. The knowledge gained in data analysis and machine learning in addition to exposure to various online platforms including virtual machines will ease my Ph.D. research work.

2021 Virtual Summer School

Amadi Brians, Brazil (Student)

My heartfelt appreciation to the organizers and facilitators of CODATA-RDA Summer School 2021. It was a great experience for me learning some Data Science skills for the first time. Thank you all for the enlightenment.

Justina Achuka, Nigeria (student)

Honestly, the CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School was absolutely amazing and a perfect one for all competency levels. The school provided me a solid foundation and improved my confidence in research data analysis and data curation using various software.

2021 Virtual Summer School

Lanre Anthony Gbadegesin, China (Student)

The CODATA-RDA summer school is a great opportunity to learn about data management and meet people who are working in exciting research. I’ve had the honor to participate in the school several years and it is great to see that both in person and virtually, the impact of the school is very positive.

2021 Virtual Summer School

José López, France (Helper)


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