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CODATA/RDA Schools for Research Data Science: Alumni Survey 2020

Welcome to the Alumni Survey

This survey is for alumni from schools ran between 2016 and 2019. Alumni from 2020 schools will be contacted separately.

The co-chairs of the summer schools are pleased to invite you to complete this survey on your school experience and your post-school use of the tools you learnt. The data from this survey will help us refine future schools. It will also suggest opportunities through which we can build a stronger alumni network between all our students.
 
Your opinions are very important to us, and we appreciate you taking the time to fill out the survey. Please note that this survey is entirely confidential unless you choose to leave your email address when prompted.  Your completion of this survey is taken as consent for your data to be used in analysis, presentation and discussion documents. Only the co-chairs will have access to the data, which will be stored securely.
 
Thank you so much for your participation, and for making each one of the schools such a memorable event!
 
 
To know more about the school, click here


Save the Date: International FAIR Convergence Symposium & CODATA General Assembly in Paris on 22-24 October 2020

Please save the date for the International FAIR Convergence Symposium convened by CODATA and GO FAIR on October 22-23 2020; followed by the CODATA General Assembly, 24 October 2020. 

Where: Paris, France

Venue: TBC

The International FAIR Convergence Symposium will provide a forum for advancing international and cross-domain convergence around FAIR. The event will bring together a global data community with an interest in combining data across domains for a host of research issues - including major global challenges, such as those relating to the Sustainable Development Goals. Outcomes will directly link to the CODATA Decadal Programme 'Data for the Planet: making data work for cross-domain grand challenges’ and to the developments of GO FAIR community towards the Internet of FAIR data and services.

Participation is open to ALL researchers and data experts, particularly those with an interest in participating in the CODATA Decadal Programme and in the GO FAIR Community. There will be a mechanism for participants to organise workshop sessions: for example, GO FAIR INs, CODATA TGs and other groups are encouraged to participate and to organise sessions.

The two-day Symposium will be followed on 24 October by the CODATA General Assembly which will see the election of new Officers, Executive Committee and Task Groups.

More information about the event and means of participation will follow in due course.  

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Paris. 


Disaster Risk Reduction and Open Data Newsletter: February 2020 Edition

Bushfire crisis: More than half of all Australians found to have been directly affected
More than half of all Australians have been directly affected by the summer’s bushfire crisis, including millions suffering health effects, according to a new survey from the Australia Institute.

How AI is battling the coronavirus outbreak
AI helped spot an early warning about the outbreak, and researchers have used flight traveller data to figure out where the novel coronavirus could pop up next.

Philippines lowers Taal Volcano alerts as eruptions wane
The alert was reduced to 3 from 4 out of a 5 rating-scale, says the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The agency has cautioned the downgrade “should not be interpreted that unrest has ceased or that the threat of a hazardous eruption has disappeared.” 

Thailand: Government sets up water crisis centre
With Thailand facing a drought disaster, the government has set up a special command centre chaired by the Prime Minister, to handle the crisis and assist affected villages.

Major boost for disaster risk management in Vanuatu
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a contingent US$10 million in support to Vanuatu that will strengthen the island nation’s resilience to disasters, support climate adaption, and help manage its debt.

Deep data helps cities prepare for disasters
Disaster response experts have begun utilising non-traditional data sources to assist with planning including high-resolution images from satellites and drones, localised temperature and seismic intelligence from microsensors, and open data repositories such as social media activity to street maps from thousands of volunteer digital cartographers.

Read the full Disaster Risk Reduction and Open Data Newsletter


January 2020: Publications in the Data Science Journal

  Title: Data Curation Profiling to Assess Data Management Training Needs and Practices to Inform a Toolkit
Author: Bradley Bishop, Hannah Gunderman, Rowena Davis, Tina Lee, Rebecca Howard, Robert Samors, Fiona Murphy, Judit Ungvari
URL: http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2020-004
  Title: Data Without Software Are Just Numbers
Author: James Harold Davenport , James Grant, Catherine Mary Jones
URL: http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2020-003
  Title: Knowledge Grid: An Intelligent System for Collaboration and Knowledge Management in Nigerian Universities
Author: Boluwaji A. Akinnuwesi , Adedoyin Odumabo, Benjamin S. Aribisala
URL: http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2020-002
  Title: A Discussion of Value Metrics for Data Repositories in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Author: Cynthia Parr, Corinna Gries, Margaret O'Brien, Robert R. Downs, Ruth Duerr, Rebecca Koskela, Philip Tarrant, Keith E. Maull, Nancy Hoebelheinrich, Shelley Stall
URL: http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2020-001


Announcement for the FAIR Convergence Symposium in October 2020

International FAIR Convergence Symposium and CODATA General Assembly, 22-24 October 2020

Please save the date for the International FAIR Convergence Symposium convened by CODATA and GO FAIR on October 22-23 2020; followed by the CODATA General Assembly, 24 October 2020. 

Where: Paris, France

Venue: TBC

The International FAIR Convergence Symposium will provide a forum for advancing international and cross-domain convergence around FAIR. The event will bring together a global data community with an interest in combining data across domains for a host of research issues - including major global challenges, such as those relating to the Sustainable Development Goals. Outcomes will directly link to the CODATA Decadal Programme 'Data for the Planet: making data work for cross-domain grand challenges’ and to the developments of GO FAIR community towards the Internet of FAIR data and services.

Participation is open to ALL researchers and data experts, particularly those with an interest in participating in the CODATA Decadal Programme and in the GO FAIR Community. There will be a mechanism for participants to organise workshop sessions: for example, GO FAIR INs, CODATA TGs and other groups are encouraged to participate and to organise sessions.

The two-day Symposium will be followed on 24 October by the CODATA General Assembly which will see the election of new Officers, Executive Committee and Task Groups.

More information about the event and means of participation will follow in due course.  

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Paris. 


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