Learn how to implement research data management best practices at the EUDAT Summer School 2023 on 26-30 June 2023 in Kajaani, Finland.

Deadline for applications is 26 May 2023 with plenty of financial support opportunities available. Courses are free of charge with the majority of accepted applicants standing to benefit from free partial board (breakfast, lunches and coffee breaks) and lodging (accommodation from 25-30 June 2023). Top applications will receive financial reimbursement towards travel costs (flights and/or train). 

As an added bonus for students, all students that complete the EUDAT Summer School will be provided a certificate of completion and recommendation letter for the awarding of extra ECTS credits towards their academic programme in their home institution.

A new scope will be introduced in this edition of the EUDAT Summer School. For the first time, a Providers Track for research or academic institution IT system administrators, community or data managers looking at providing research data services for their communities, in particular those that are interested in learning how to deploy EUDAT services, will be offered.

Experienced trainers will guide the students combining traditional theoretical lessons with hands-on sessions. Among the topics that will be covered under the Users Track are: 

  • Data management practices and plans
  • Persistent Identifiers, which PID to use when?
  • How to publish, preserve and cite your research
  • Connecting data management service to HPC systems
  • How to handle sensitive data
  • Enabling complex workflows for analysis
  • Community cases and how the concepts were implemented in the past

For the Providers Track, the following topics will focus on how to provide research data services for research or academic communities, in particular how to deploy EUDAT services:

  • B2ACCESS, for identity management
  • B2SHARE, for storing and publishing research data
  • B2FIND, for finding research data
  • B2DROP, for sync and sharing research data
  • B2HANDLE, for registering research data with identifiers and a closer look at DOIs and B2INST for scientific instruments
  • B2SAFE for keeping research data safe via research data management policies
  • Operational tools: Monitoring, Accounting, Helpdesk
  • Sensitive data services 

Complementing the sessions are the visit to the LUMI supercomputer, and an informal "meet the experts, users and trainers" mixer. All participants are invited to the dinner reception to meet their fellow students and trainers. Extracurricular activities will also be offered. 

This edition is organised in collaboration with the DICE project