The Data Skills Curricula Framework is the final report delivered by the Capacity Building Action Theme of the Implementation Phase of the e-Infrastructurs and Data Management Project. Knowledge of multi-disciplinary and multi-source data integration and analysis platforms isbecoming an essential skill for data-enabled transdisciplinary science, and this curricula framework aima to anticipate the skills needs of researchers working within the federated data systems recognisedas priorities by the e-Infrastructures Action Theme members.
Developed by Vicky Lucas and the Capacity Development/Human Dimensions team from outcomes of the Data Skills Curricula Development Workshop held on 28 April. Document incorporates review and input from workshop attendees.
This skills gap analysis is the first formal output of AT4. The skills gap analysis is based firstly on a survey completed by current practitioners in the science and data management of global change research and secondly on additional information gathered from complementary global organisations and professionals. The survey includes a catalogue of recommended existing training activities relevant to the Belmont Forum.
This paper presents the findings of the Belmont Forum’s survey on Open Data which targeted the global environmental research and data infrastructure community. It highlights users’ perceptions of the term “open data”, expectations of infrastructure functionalities, and barriers and enablers for the sharing of data. A wide range of good practice examples was pointed out by the respondents which demonstrates a substantial uptake of data sharing through e-infrastructures and a further need for enhancement and consolidation.