Building digital workforce capacity and skills for data-intensive science

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Global Science Forum. Expert Group on Digital Skills for Data-Intensive Science


This report looks at the human resource requirements for data intensive science. The main focus is on research conducted in the public sector and the related challenges and training needs. Digitalisation is, to some extent, being driven by science and at the same time it is affecting all aspects of scientific practice. Open Science, including access to data, is being widely promoted and there is increasing investment in cyber-infrastructures and digital platforms but the skills that are required by researchers and research support professionals to fully exploit these tools are not being...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Research; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development

Keywords: Capacity building; Researchers; Human resources; Skill needs; Digital skills; Education and training needs; Best practice; Recommendations; Policy implications; OECD country

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2020

Physical description: 63 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Drafted by the chairwoman, with input from all EG members

Chair: Michelle Barker

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 141.328

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