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WDS Training Workshop for ECRs: Call for Applications Open!

WDS Training Workshop for ECRs: Call for Applications Open!

Twenty-four (24) seats are now available for a Training Workshop on Research Data Management aimed at early career researchers and scientists (ECRs).

Sponsored by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) and hosted by World Data System of the International Science Council, the Workshop will take place on 6–8 November 2019 at Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris, with accommodation and meals covered. There is also limited travel funding available.


Open accessibility to research data is becoming the norm, and necessitates new strategies, principles, and practices to manage ever increasing volumes of scientific data. However, the management and curation of research data is often underrated and given less priority. The preservation and availability of data beyond the lifetime of a research project or even the researcher themself is vital! This Training Workshop on data curation and management is thus timely, and has the goal of improving the awareness of ECRs from different disciplines about this emerging subject and to give them the keys to become future experts in data management.

Specifically, the Training Workshop will help participants

  • Write an appropriate Data Management Plan, as required by many funding agencies.
  • Understand about data documentation and archiving practices.
  • Discover which data repositories are best for long-term data storage and access.

Through expert lectures, discussion rounds, and theoretical training exercises, ECRs will learn to take responsibility for their data and make the best use of existing services. In addition, the Workshop will enable participants to look beyond their existing—likely highly disciplinary—networks and to foster collaborations with researchers from other scientific domains, as well as with independent organizations, such as WDS.