Department of Information Science hosts CODATA-RDA Research Data Summer School 2021

Posted on May 31, 2021

The CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science is once again hosted by the Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria in collaboration with DIRISA, SADiLaR and NeDICC, and is run as a virtual programme from 3rd May until 9th July 2021.

The material covered by the programme is fundamental to all areas of research, and thus open to researchers and professionals from all disciplines that deal with significant amounts of research data. The goal is to provide a practical introduction to these topics with some theory and extensive hands-on training.

The following topics are covered:

  • Open Science
  • Introduction to Unix Shell
  • Introduction to Git
  • Open and Collaborative Research
  • Research Data Management
  • Data Cleaning – using Open Refine
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation – using R
  • Data Intensive Social Science
  • Author Carpentry
  • Information Security
  • Machine Learning and Neural Networks
  • Research Computational Infrastructure

Staff members of our Department involved are Prof Marlene Holmner (Chair), Dr Martie van Deventer and Dr Liezl Ball as part of our local organisers, while Mr Sahesh Gounden and Mr Fezile Nkosi participated as instructors, and Mr Tumelo Maungwa and Ms Kyla Yelverton as helpers.

Prof Marlene Holmner Dr Liezl Ball Dr Martie van Deventer  
Mr Sahesh Gounden Mr Fezile Nkosi Mr Tumelo Maungwa Ms Kyla Yelverton















- Author Joukje Geertsema
Published by Anneke Nel

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