Apply now! CODATA International Training Workshop in Open Data for Better Science

20 Apr 2017
20 Apr 2017

In collaboration with CODATA China, CODATA is running an International Training Workshop Open Data for Better Science.  The workshop will take place in at the Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing from 16-29 July 2017.  The workshop is targeted at early career researchers as well as from research leaders and managers of research institutes from countries with developing or emerging economies.  Participation for successful applicants will be financially supported, thanks to a grant from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).  The deadline for applications is 25 April.

The training program offered aims to engage participants with a number of facets of data science and data management in the Big Data age.  Topics include, but are not limited to, interdisciplinary applications of open research data, data intensive research, data management policies, cloud computing, visualization, analytics and data infrastructure development in the Big Data Age.  Through a mix of theoretical study, workshop and practical sessions as well as field visits, the organizers aim to help participants develop a deeper expertise in the latest Big Data technologies for scientific discovery. 

A number of activities will be organized involving elite Chinese scientists, in order to promote knowledge sharing and to develop opportunities for future exchanges and collaboration.  Participants will benefit also from visits to a number of leading research institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).  In these visits, participants will have the opportunity to learn from the scientific approach, management expertise, knowledge development and practical application which characterize activities at CAS institutes working at the frontiers of research.  Furthermore, the program will promote interaction and exchange of knowledge between experts and participants and among participants who will benefit greatly from exchanges with colleagues for a variety of academic and national backgrounds.

Application Procedure and Deadline
Applications should be completed on the designated form, providing all the requested information and an academic CV.  Completed applications should be submitted to both the addresses below by the deadline of 23.59 UTC on 25 April 2017:

Contact person:
Dr. Simon Hodson, Executive Director, CODATA: simon [at]
Ms. LI Chang, CODATA-China Secretariat: lichang [at]

Other workshops: 

  • Apply for the CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 10-21 July 2017 - Deadline 25 April 2017
  • Apply for the CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Applied Workshops, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 24-28 July 2017 - Deadline 25 April 2017
  • Apply for CODATA International Training Workshop in Open Data for Better Science, Beijing 16-29 July 2017 - Deadline 25 April 2017