- support the development of a holistic training and education curriculum in data-intensive environmental science, for delivery to environmental, social and computer scientists; and
- launch the curriculum through the creation or endorsement of international short courses, immersive winter and summer schools, and online learning modules.
Results from a data skills survey deployed in December 2016 to researchers and data mangers generated a Skills Gap Analysis. The Analysis was reviewed during a Data Skills Curricula Development Workshop held in Vienna, Austria in April 2017. The workshop convened training experts from around the world, including representatives from CESSDA (European Social Science), CODATA, FOSTER, ESIP, DataONE, and more. Participants offered insight on curricula development, development and deployment of training, optimal outcomes, and a process for community consensus and renewal. More information is available on the Curricula Development Workshop page.
Courses developed under this program and existing courses meeting the criteria could be “Belmont Certified,” or “Belmont Endorsed” raising awareness of the minimum standards for open data management adopted by the Belmont Forum.
Action Theme 4 Leadership
Human Dimensions Champion, Vicky Lucas, works closely with the Coordination Office to drive the activities within this Action Theme. Vicky will manage the funding calls to identify suitable course providers (face-to-face and online), and develop and maintain an accessible database of training initiatives.
Vicky and the AT4 team have surveyed researchers, data managers, and others about existing training programs and opportunities that are being used and are of value, as well as identifying essential skills needed for everyday scientific research in the 21st century.