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Education for Data Intensive Science to Open New science frontiers

Objective

The EDISON project will focus on activities to establish the new profession of ' Data Scientist', following the emergence of Data Science technologies (also referred to as Data Intensive or Big Data technologies) which changes the way research is done, how scientists think and how the research data are used and shared. This includes definition of the required skills, competences framework/profile, corresponding Body Of Knowledge and model curriculum. It wil develop a sustainability/business model to ensure a sustainable increase of Data Scientists, graduated from universities and trained by other professional education and training institutions in Europe.
To achieve this, EDISON will work with the major Data Science stakeholders from academic, research communities and industry, as well as with the professional community to help them to obtain proper education and training and/or formal certification for already practicing self-made Data Scientists, grown from the advanced research projects who want to build a new career in Data Science.
Consistent Data Science education and professional training requires besides theoretical knowledge access to real scientific data infrastructure and real large data sets to acquire practical experience and develop data centric thinking. For this, EDISON will leverage on EGI infrastructure and community/activities, as well as products from the APARSEN project, to create a supporting infrastructure for Data Science education and training that will include both example datasets and virtual labs which will allow the students or trainees to work with real data sets, infrastructure and tools.
EDISON will facilitate the establishment of a Data Science education and training infrastructure at major European universities by promoting experience of 'champion' universities involving them into coordinated development and implementation of the model curriculum and creation of cooperative educational and training infrastructure.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRASUPP-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 554 062,50

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER
Norway
EU contribution
€ 237 500
Address
Kjell Arholms Gate 41
4021 Stavanger
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 349 375
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FTK FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR TELEKOMMUNIKATION UND KOOPERATION EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 336 375
Address
Martin-schmeisser Weg 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING EGI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 334 250
Address
Science Park 140
1098 XG Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 421 937,50
Address
Piazzale Dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INMARK EUROPA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 266 500
Address
Calle Rafael Calvo 9
28010 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)