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National skills ecosystem - call to action

In this Community Action session working groups will be formed based on the challenges/opportunities that were prioritised in Community Action session #4.

  • Skilled trainers / facilitators

  • National training registry

  • National training event calendar

  • Jointly developed training

  • Research...

Keywords: national skills initiatives, data skills, training, skills community, training material

National skills ecosystem - call to action https://dresa.org.au/materials/national-skills-ecosystem-call-to-action In this Community Action session working groups will be formed based on the challenges/opportunities that were prioritised in Community Action session #4. - Skilled trainers / facilitators - National training registry - National training event calendar - Jointly developed training - Research support professionals: career/progression contact@ardc.edu.au national skills initiatives, data skills, training, skills community, training material
An open source textbook for research software engineering

Over the past year, a group of Carpentries instructors have been working on an open source textbook called Research Software Engineering with Python. The book is a ready-to-go university semester course aimed at helping learners go from writing code for themselves, to creating tools that help...

Keywords: data skills, software skills, open source, research software, research software engineering, training material

An open source textbook for research software engineering https://dresa.org.au/materials/an-open-source-textbook-for-research-software-engineering Over the past year, a group of Carpentries instructors have been working on an open source textbook called Research Software Engineering with Python. The book is a ready-to-go university semester course aimed at helping learners go from writing code for themselves, to creating tools that help their entire field advance. A physical version of the book will be published with Taylor & Francis in early 2021. During the review phase of the publication process, we are seeking feedback on the content and scope of the book from the digital skills training community. contact@ardc.edu.au data skills, software skills, open source, research software, research software engineering, training material
Developing an organisation-wide framework to transform and uplift data capabilities

At the Bureau, data is the core of everything we do. We collect millions of observations from our networks and external sources and convert these into essential weather, climate, water and ocean services. To respond effectively to the rapidly evolving data landscape, the Data 2022 and Beyond...

Keywords: data skills, research data framework, data management, data governance, data skills uplift, data capabilities, skills development, innovative technologies, stakeholder engagement, training material

Developing an organisation-wide framework to transform and uplift data capabilities https://dresa.org.au/materials/developing-an-organisation-wide-framework-to-transform-and-uplift-data-capabilities At the Bureau, data is the core of everything we do. We collect millions of observations from our networks and external sources and convert these into essential weather, climate, water and ocean services. To respond effectively to the rapidly evolving data landscape, the Data 2022 and Beyond approach has been developed to position the organisation to maximise the impact and value of data. The approach means transforming our data governance, practices and processes. It provides opportunities to leverage, enhance and grow data skills and competencies, while harnessing innovative technologies and methodologies for managing and using data. The Bureau will highlight the complexities of developing an organisation wide data management program in an operational environment and share some examples, learnings and reflections on the uplift journey so far. Key topics will include establishing the team, resources and tools to enhance data governance practices as well as engaging and collaborating with stakeholders. contact@ardc.edu.au data skills, research data framework, data management, data governance, data skills uplift, data capabilities, skills development, innovative technologies, stakeholder engagement, training material
Monash University - University of Queensland training partnership in Data science and AI

We describe the peer network exchange for training that has been recently created via an ARDC funded partnership between Monash University and Universities of Queensland under the umbrella of the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF). As part of a training program in machine learning,...

Keywords: data skills, training partnerships, data science, AI, training material

Monash University - University of Queensland training partnership in Data science and AI https://dresa.org.au/materials/monash-university-university-of-queensland-training-partnership-in-data-science-and-ai We describe the peer network exchange for training that has been recently created via an ARDC funded partnership between Monash University and Universities of Queensland under the umbrella of the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF). As part of a training program in machine learning, visualisation, and computing tools, we have established a series of over 20 workshops over the year where either Monash or QCIF hosts the event for some 20-40 of their researchers and students, while some 5 places are offered to participants from the other institution. In the longer term we aim to share material developed at one institution and have trainers present it at the other. In this talk we will describe the many benefits we have found to this approach including access to a wider range of expertise in several rapidly developing fields, upskilling of trainers, faster identification of emerging training needs, and peer learning for trainers. contact@ardc.edu.au data skills, training partnerships, data science, AI, training material
Data Fluency: a community of practice supporting a digitally skilled workforce

This presentation showcases the impact of the Monash Data Fluency Community of Practice upon digitally skilled Graduate Research students involved as learners and instructors in the program. The strong focus on building community to complement training, has fostered an environment of learning,...

Keywords: skills, training, eresearch skills, data skills, online learning, pedagogy, train the trainer, digitally skilled workforce, training material

Data Fluency: a community of practice supporting a digitally skilled workforce https://dresa.org.au/materials/data-fluency-a-community-of-practice-supporting-a-digitally-skilled-workforce This presentation showcases the impact of the Monash Data Fluency Community of Practice upon digitally skilled Graduate Research students involved as learners and instructors in the program. The strong focus on building community to complement training, has fostered an environment of learning, networking and sharing of expertise. Hear what the Graduate research students have to say about the value of skills training and how it has impacted their research; how the community has enabled them to network with a broad range of researchers and affiliate partner groups they would not ordinarily be in contact with; how their research journey has been enhanced by working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, as well as sharpening their teaching skills. The rapid refocus from face - face to online delivery, as a result of the pandemic, highlights the importance of the multi-faceted online approach including workshops, drop-in sessions, SLACK chat and online learning resources. As a result of the shift to online, the range of strategic external partner/affiliate groups has extended and demand for workshops and drop-ins has increased.  Learn how the instructors have altered their pedagogical approach to engage workshop and drop-in participants; how they have overcome some of the challenges of facilitating in an online environment; and how this is preparing them to become part of a digitally skilled workforce. contact@ardc.edu.au skills, training, eresearch skills, data skills, online learning, pedagogy, train the trainer, digitally skilled workforce, training material
Astronomy Data And Computing Services - Upskilling the Australian astronomy community

The Astronomy Data And Computing Services (ADACS) initiative has been working with the Australian astronomy community for just over 3 years now. Our vision is to deliver astronomy-focused training, support and expertise to maximise the scientific return on investments in astronomical data &...

Keywords: astronomy, data skills, eresearch skills, skills, computational skills, training, skills gaps, astronomy-focused training, training material

Astronomy Data And Computing Services - Upskilling the Australian astronomy community https://dresa.org.au/materials/astronomy-data-and-computing-services-upskilling-the-australian-astronomy-community The Astronomy Data And Computing Services (ADACS) initiative has been working with the Australian astronomy community for just over 3 years now. Our vision is to deliver astronomy-focused training, support and expertise to maximise the scientific return on investments in astronomical data & computing infrastructure. During these last 3 years, we have delivered dozens of face-to-face, hands-on workshops and created several hours worth of online tutorial materials. This talk will focus on our journey to deliver this computational skills training to the community, exploring how we chose different delivery pathways and content, based both on community input as well as our professional expertise and understanding of existing skill gaps. Most importantly we will discuss our plans for the future and how we are working on actively including the community in developing new training material beyond the usual skills survey. Come along to this talk if you would like to hear about a national effort to deliver computational skills training and would like to know more about potential new avenues to provide just-in-time training and how to collaborate with ADACS.  contact@ardc.edu.au astronomy, data skills, eresearch skills, skills, computational skills, training, skills gaps, astronomy-focused training, training material
ARDC Skills Landscape

The Australian Research Data Commons is driving transformational change in the research data ecosystem, enabling researchers to conduct world class data-intensive research. One interconnected component of this ecosystem is skills development/uplift, which is critical to the Commons and its...

Keywords: skills, data skills, eresearch skills, community, skilled workforce, FAIR, research data management, data stewardship, data governance, data use, data generation, training material

ARDC Skills Landscape https://dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-skills-landscape The Australian Research Data Commons is driving transformational change in the research data ecosystem, enabling researchers to conduct world class data-intensive research. One interconnected component of this ecosystem is skills development/uplift, which is critical to the Commons and its purpose of providing Australian researchers with a competitive advantage through data.   In this presentation, Kathryn Unsworth introduces the ARDC Skills Landscape. The Landscape is a first step in developing a national skills framework to enable a coordinated and cohesive approach to skills development across the Australian eResearch sector. It is also a first step towards helping to analyse current approaches in data training to identify: - Siloed skills initiatives, and finding ways to build partnerships and improve collaboration - Skills deficits, and working to address the gaps in data skills - Areas of skills development for investment by skills stakeholders like universities, research organisations, skills and training service providers, ARDC, etc.   contact@ardc.edu.au skills, data skills, eresearch skills, community, skilled workforce, FAIR, research data management, data stewardship, data governance, data use, data generation, training material