EUDAT Summer School 2023 will be hosted between 26 and 30 of June 2023 in Kajaani, Finland. Deadline for submissions: 26 May.
This edition, organised in collaboration with the DICE project, aims to strengthen the skills required to excel in data management, getting the participants geared up to manage and process data throughout the full, research-data lifecycle (data discovery; data processing; data analysis; data preservation and publishing).
Experienced trainers will guide the students combining traditional theoretical lessons with hands-on sessions.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early as accommodation and travel support will be provided to a limited number of students and participants.
Two Tracks: Users and Providers
A new scope will be introduced in this edition of the EUDAT Summer School. For the first time, we are now offering a Providers Track for IT or data managers of research or academic institutions, infrastructures, organisations, or communities that are interested in providing their users with data management solutions, in particular those that are interested in learning how to deploy EUDAT services.
The Users Track will continue providing early career or Bachelor, Masters, PhD or Postdoc programme students currently engaged in complex research environments with the latest best practices in research data management covering the complete research data lifecycle.
Please note that these are tentative schedules. While topics may be fixed, the titles may change closer to the date.
- Courses are free
- Majority of accepted applicants will 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)
Certification & Opportunity for Extra Credits
- 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
- Experience the “midnight sun” - a natural phenomenon that occurs in the summer months where daylight exists even during midnight
- Cutting-edge topics amidst nature - Kajaani is a city immersed in nature with a river, lake and woods and more! See nature attractions.
- 26 hours a day - apparently, there are 26 hours in a day in Kajaani (according to the official city website)
- Explore Finnish culture through traditions such as the Finnish sauna and the unique cuisine.
Users Track (Draft)
Each topic will be between 3-4 hours with a break within each session. Each session will start with a theoretical part followed by a practical or hands-on session after the break.
|AM||Opening||Persistent Identifiers, which PID to use when?||Connecting data management service to HPC systems||Enabling complex workflows for analysis||Community case|
|PM||Data management practices and plans
|How to publish, preserve and cite your research
How to handle sensitive data
|Meet the experts|
Providers Track (Draft)
|AM||Opening||B2SHARE/ B2FIND||B2HANDLE, DOIs, B2INST||Operational tools: Monitoring, Accounting, Helpdesk||Sensitive data services|
|Meet the users|
All interested students and participants are requested to fill the application form.
Each submission will be evaluated and the result will be communicated by the organising committee of the EUDAT Summer School in two-week batches.
Applications for (1) joining the EUDAT Summer School and (2) requesting financial support will be treated separately (i.e. entry to the Summer School does not automatically guarantee financial support).
Disbursement of accommodation and travel support will also be communicated to applicants. Applicants may be informed that they are put on a waiting list for receiving financial support, in which case, the result of their financial support request will be notified at a later date.
If you will not be requesting accommodation support or have not been successful in securing travel support, you are encouraged to make your own arrangements as soon as you have received confirmation.
Around 25 participants will be accepted. Financial support will be provided based on the merits of the applications. The specific costs will be covered by the EUDAT Summer School and financial support available includes the following:
- Full course fees: All the costs for the trainers and venue are covered by the EUDAT CDI.
- Partial board and lodging: To be provided to the majority of supported applicants for the User Track, upon request. Includes the following during the course of the stay (25-30 June):
- 5 nights/6 days stay
- Coffee breaks
- 1 social dinner
- 1 reception dinner
- Free use of a sauna
- Travel: To be provided up to a maximum of €700 to the top scoring few applicants for the User Track, upon request. Includes international flights or trains to Kajaani.
- Social activity: A social activity will be made available to the participants, the cost of which will be covered by the EUDAT CDI.
Important Application Dates
- 5 May: Deadline for travel support requests
- 12 May: Evaluators deadline
- 15 May: Notification of financial support result and applications received to date
- 15 May: Final deadline for applicants (less chance for financial support)
- 19 May: Final batch enrollment deadline
- 22 May: Notification of final batch of attendees
To have the best chances of being accepted into the Summer School and for receiving financial support, please consider the following below.
Early-career and students applying to the EUDAT Summer School 2023 should satisfy the following criteria:
- Currently engaged in Bachelor, Masters, PhD or Postdoc studies;
- Fluent English;
- Programming skills
- A good knowledge of Python (intermediate/advanced)
- Disciplines (any computational scientific discipline is welcome)
- Basic Linux commands
- Personal Laptop
Applicants should also explain the relevance of their work in reference to the EUDAT activities, as expressed by the applicant in answer to the questions related to current and future benefits and follow-up activities. Applications will be evaluated by the EUDAT team according to the following criteria:
- Area of interest (as broad a coverage of data management as possible)
- The candidate background and experience - 30%
- Alignment of current research to EUDAT vision - 35%
- Impact of possible adoption of EUDAT services within research field - 30%
- Letter of Recommendation - 5%
- Geographical balance (to establish a good geographical representation in the selection)
- Gender balance (to establish a good gender balance in the selection)
Each criterion will be given a score between 1 and 5 and the score will then be weighted according to the above percentages. In cases where applicants have equal scores, gender and geographical balance will be taken into account.
This track is recommended 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.
EUDAT Summer School Venue
Koskikatu 3, 87200
The first step is to find flights to Helsinki. From Helsinki, there are two ways to get to Kajaani - another flight or via train.
Below are the recommended travel options for Kajaani allowing you to arrive in time for the opening on Monday:
Sun, 25 June
- Flight: Helsinki 16:25 -> Kajaani 17:45
- Train: Helsinki 8:15 -> Kajaani 14:28
There is a recommended flight out of Kajaani to Helsinki on the last day of the Summer School which is expected to end just before lunch.
Fri, 30 June
- Flight: Kajaani 18:10 -> Helsinki 19:25
- Train: schedule not published yet, but there is generally a 7-hour train from 14:33 arriving in Helsinki at 21:45