Jun 21

Creator: Marvin Meyer

Online-Forum Datenkompetenz der Cultural Research Data Academy (NFDI4Culture)

21.06. 9–13 via Zoom

"Developing data skills together – training and further education needs in the 4Culture Communities" (held in German)

The safe and sustainable handling of research data is a core competency at the intersection of science and cultural heritage. Since 2021, the Cultural Research Data Academy (CRDA) of the NFDI4Culture consortium has been striving to advance the development and improvement of culture-related data and code competence (data literacy) across institutions in a transdisciplinary manner. The focus is on computational thinking and data curation skills for the communities in the fields of art history, musicology, film and media studies, performing arts and architecture. In recent years, we have developed openly accessible networking formats, offered individual advice and held training courses for these target groups at universities and cultural heritage institutions. Particularly emphasizing dialogue about experiences in everyday work, specific specialist knowledge as well as infrastructural and individual needs. We would like to further expand and emphasize these aspects in the coming years, engage in exchanges with specialist representatives and experts from the communities and institutions and also promote this between projects and locations. The following questions concern us, among others:

  • What data skills are needed?
  • What specific training and further education needs are there in the communities in addition to those of the institutions and study programs? What are the central themes?
  • What challenges do you face in your everyday working life with regard to existing or missing training courses on the topic of data skills?
  • What positive, transferable experiences with regard to sustainable research data management or standards for (meta) data already exist in working practice (e.g. in projects and institutions)?
  • Are there cross-location problems or synergy potential? Where can potential for collaboration and thus synergies be found in order to develop cross-disciplinary offerings?
  • Where and in what form can the CRDA provide support in the future?

Against this background, we are hosting an online forum on June 21, 2024 from 9:00 to 13:00. The detailed program with registration link will soon be published on our portal.