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 was held to 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 was followed by Q&A, and discussion on collaboration opportunities, development options, and related topics.
The webinar was in early step toward the goal of coordinating ongoing collaboration with a number of international data skills training programs and groups. For more information on how to get involved, please contact the Belmont Forum e-I&DM project.
Slides to the presentation are available via FigShare.
The webinar was co-hosted by the Belmont Forum e-Infrastructures and Data Management project, ESIP’s Data Management Training Working Group, and the AGU/RDA/ESIP FAIR Data project.