Tailored Opportunities: African Open Science Platform School of Research Data Science on 17-28 June 2019 at Addis Ababa, University, Ethiopia


The goal of this platform/school is to train researchers in Research Data Science (RDS). RDS refers to the principles and practices of Open Science and research data management, use of a range of data platforms and infrastructures, large-scale analysis, statistics, visualization and modelling techniques, software development and data annotation. This in turn will help us for extracting useful information from data and these tools are useful in every research area. The topics covered in this platform include Open Science, Unix Shell, Version Control, Introduction to R, Research Data Management, Databases and SQL, Data Visualization, Machine Learning and Artificial Neural Networks, Research Computational Infrastructure.


This school is open to researchers in every field/any discipline. Science graduates (Masters and Doctoral levels) working in data intensive fields will find it particularly useful. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are expected to be based in Ethiopia or certain countries in the surrounding region (Eritrea, South Sudan, Somalia and Central African Republic).  Librarians, research support staff such as data analysts or data steward are also eligible.


The deadline for this application is 10 May 2019


Applications for participation for the workshop must be made at: 


Selection of participants will be based on their technical background and the urgency of their needs to apply the tools of RDS.


Some support for travel and accommodation is available and its allocation will be determined during the selection process.  Much of this funding is intended for participants from lower and middle-income countries. Potential participants have the opportunity to indicate they need support in the application. Self-funded participants are welcome. Selected participants for this School will have a baseline of data skills and these will be tested by an online form.

For more information, please visit this link: https://e-applications.ictp.it/applicant/login/9010

For further information contact: data_school_directors@codata.org

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Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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