South Africa/São Paolo Online & Self-paced 9 May – 15 July 2022
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, which addresses these training requirements.
The curriculum of the CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science – South Africa/São Paulo 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 eight to ten 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.
This online school provides early-career African/South American 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.