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WEBINAR: Data Skills Curricula Framework

Webinar: Data Skills Curricula Framework Implementation

Timeframe: Thursday, April 19, 2018 16:30 UTC (9:30 PDT/12:30 EDT/18:30 CEST)


Who should attend: all involved in data skills capacity building, connecting researchers to data, developing science sharing materials or platforms, working to promote the principles of open science, or are curious about data literacy.

How can the data community help researchers develop data skills?

In November, the Belmont Forum endorsed a comprehensive data skills curricula framework to meet the goals of FAIR data described in the Open Data Policy and Principles adopted in 2015. Read more on capacity building efforts.


  • goals and structure of the framework
  • collaboration opportunities between training groups
  • next steps toward building international teams of data-literate researchers


From discipline specific venues for researchers to wide-ranging conferences and forums for data professionals, many groups are investigating data skills. There is a global interest in convergence on what skills are needed for different tasks, effective training methods, and where to find appropriate educational materials to help make data more shareable, open, transparent when possible, and FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, re-usable).  

On 19 April 2018, a one hour webinar will offer introductory information about a collaboratively developed Belmont Forum Data Skills Curricula Framework by a key author for the Framework, Vicky Lucas.  Ms. Lucas’ presentation will be followed by Q&A, and discussion on collaboration opportunities, development options, and related topics. 


19 April 2018

16:30 UTC (9:30 PDT/12:30 EDT/18:30 CEST)

The webinar is co-hosted by the Belmont Forum e-Infrastructures and Data Management project, ESIP’s Data Management Training Working Group, and the AGU/RDA/ESIP  project.  

Call-in information can also be found on the ESIP telecon calendar at: under “Data Management Training Webinar”.  The webinar will be recorded and made available for listening after the event.  Questions can be directed to Belmont Forum e-I&DM Training Coordinator, Rowena Davis, or ESIP Data Management Training Working Group Chair, Nancy Hoebelheinrich.