Have a CoP of T in our café!

Have a CoP of T in our café!
09 Oct 2018

Have a CoP of T in our café!


The third edition of the annual Digital Infrastructures for Research (DI4R) conference will be held this year at the University of Lisbon campus in Lisbon, Portugal from 9-11 October. Jointly organised by EOSC-hub, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and PRACE, the event will bring a packed programme of sessions, posters and networking opportunities to Europe’s researchers, developers and service providers – leading to brainstorming and discussions on how best to serve the user base.

More information and registration: https://www.digitalinfrastructures.eu/

Have a CoP of T in our café!

Date: 09 Oct 16:15 - 17:45, Auditorium B203

The session is organised by a group of people who coordinate training programmes of research and e-infrastructures and who took the initiative of starting a Community of Practice (CoP) for training coordinators and training managers. Through the CoP we aim to map out the training activities of various pan-European, EOSC-related initiatives and strengthen their training capacity by improved alignment, sharing experiences and good practices, initiating cross-infrastructure training activities. CESSDA, DARIAH, EGI, ELIXIR, EOSCpilot, EOSC-hub, EUDAT, FOSTER, FREYA, GÉANT and OpenAIRE already expressed interest in participating in the CoP.

The workshop is follow-up of a training workshop that was organised by the EUDAT training team in January in Porto and a presentation at the RDA in March. The Café is an ideal format to discuss some of the questions living in the group offline, share experiences of what has worked and what has not worked, share ideas and strategy to help the multi-domain knowledge transfer across borders. Over the coming years there will be new challenges to capture coming from the needs of cross-domain data-driven science. The unprecedented access to data and the computational ability to process it will produce new accelerated breakthroughs.

During this session, we’ll focus on exciting new developments, we will address urgent gaps and, in the end, we will try to highlight common strategies that can be adopted for improving the knowledge transfer within the group. Developments we are looking forward to discussing with you, the community, and relate to for instance the following topics:

  • Training certification, by extension: quality assessment.
  • Open badges for participants, by extension: (standardised?) evidence of training that someone accomplished.
  • Evaluating the effect of training and measuring its impact.
  • Successful & sustainable training formats (e.g. data carpentry, webinar, flipped classroom, or blended learning).
  • New tools and competence or curricular frameworks.
  • Good practices in preparing and delivering training events.

Draft agenda:

  • Introduction of the Community of Practice and tour de table of the attendants (15 minutes)
  • Discussion of new developments and urgent gaps (75 minutes)

What’s in it for you? You should join this session when you want to meet your fellow training coordinators and become part of the Community – let’s have a “CoP of T” together!

Presenter(s): Dr. Gergely SIPOS (EGI.eu), Angus WHYTE (UE), Iryna KUCHMA (EIFL), Marjan GROOTVELD (DANS-KNAW), Mrs. Ellen LEENARTS (DANS), Dr. Giuseppe LA ROCCA (EGI.eu)

Room: Auditorium B203, 16:15-17:45

For more details please see the updated timetable on the conference page