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Skills Gap Analysis and Curricula for Data Intensive Digital Skills in Global Environmental Change Research

Lucas, Vicky

Davis, Rowena; Lee, Tina; Samors, Robert

For global environmental change research to flourish, a range of skills are necessary for researchers, increasingly so in the broad area of data intensive digital skills.  A short survey was developed, and conducted with participants working in global change research, to establish where skills gaps exist or are emerging.  After further peer consultation, including a workshop, a curricula framework was proposed for the development of digital skills for data intensive global change research.  The curricula was endorsed by the Belmont Forum in November 2017.

The reports were prepared for the Belmont Forum, a partnership of funding organizations, international science councils, and regional consortia committed to the advancement of inter- and transdisciplinary science.

The Belmont Forum project focussing on e-Infrastructures and Data Management has championed themes, including human dimensions and capacity building, thereby supporting training and curricula in data-intensive environmental science for delivery to environmental, social and computer scientists. AT4 is funded in the UK by the Natural Environment Research Council.

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