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Call for Applications: African Open Science Platform School of Research Data Science 2019 – Ethiopia


The African Open Science Platform School of Research Data Science, in collaboration with the CODATA-RDA Data Schools Initiative will take place on 17-28 June 2019 at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. 

Application Deadline: 10th May 2019

Eligible Countries: Applicants are expected to be based in Ethiopia or certain countries in the surrounding region (Eritrea, South Sudan, Somalia and Central African Republic). 

To be taken at (country): Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. 

About the Award: The goal of this school is to train researchers in Research Data Science (RDS). RDS refers to the principles and practice of Open Science and research data management and curation, the use of a range of data platforms and infrastructures, large scale analysis, statistics, visualization and modelling techniques, software development and data annotation. These are important tools for extracting useful information from data and these tools are useful in every research area. A 10-day school, organized by the African Open Science Platform (AOSP), the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS), CODATA: the Committee on Data of the International Science Council, the Research Data Alliance (RDA), the International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and East African Institute for Fundamental Research (EAIFR), will be conducted at Addis Ababa University to introduce participants to the skills of RDS.


  • Open Science
  • Unix Shell
  • Version Control
  • Introduction to R
  • Research Data Management
  • Databases and SQL
  • Data Visualization
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Neural Networks
  • Research Computational Infrastructure

Type: Training

Eligibility: This school is open to researchers in every field. Science graduates (masters and doctoral levels) working in data intensive fields will find it particularly useful. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Selection of participants will be based on their technical background and also the urgency of their needs to apply the tools of RDS.

Number of Awards: Limited

Value of Award: There is no registration fee for this event.  Some support for travel and accommodation is available and its allocation will be determined during the selection process.  Much of this funding is intended for participants from lower and middle income countries. Potential participants have the opportunity to indicate they need support in the application.  Self-funded participants are welcome. All applicants are strongly encouraged to look for alternative ‘third-party’ sources of funding to support their participation. 

Duration of Award: 17-28 June 2019

How to Apply: Apply here

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying

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