Last Day to Apply for 'Open Science for Synthesis' Training
New Summer 2014 Training Workshop
APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 10 at 5:00 PM
Open Science for Synthesis
Software Skills for Early Career Scientists
July 21 - August 8, 2014
Santa Barbara, CA and Chapel Hill, NC
Open Science for Synthesis is a unique bi-coastal training offered for early career scientists who want to learn new software and technology skills needed for open, collaborative, and reproducible synthesis research. UC Santa Barbara’s NCEAS and University of North Carolina’s Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) will co-lead this three-week intensive training workshop with participants in both Santa Barbara, CA and Chapel Hill, NC.
Participants will receive hands-on guided experience using best practices in the technical aspects that underlie successful open science and synthesis – from data discovery and integration to analysis and visualization, and special techniques for collaborative scientific research, including virtual collaboration over the internet.
The training weaves together several core themes via a mixture of instructive lectures, discussions, and exercises; these themes are further reinforced – and injected into the real-time synthetic scientific research process – through daily work on group synthesis projects. Core themes will address:
Collaboration modes and technologies, virtual collaboration
Data management, preservation, and sharing
Data manipulation, integration, and exploration
Scientific workflows and reproducible research
Agile and sustainable software practices
Data analysis and modeling
Communicating results to broad communities
How to Apply
Applicants should be early-career researchers – here defined as students in the final stages of graduate work or researchers within 5 years post-Ph.D. We will consider applications from any country. Applications are now available online in the How to Apply section of the training site. The application requests biographical information and a series of skill assessment questions.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications must be received no later than 5 PM PST on April 10, 2014.
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