The changing methods of (digital) science and research require that researchers, professors and students receive adequate support in computing and networking, as well as in handling, analysing and storing large amounts of digital content. Proposals should address one or more of the following areas:
- Defining or updating university curricula for the e-infrastructure competences mentioned above, and promoting their adoption.
- Developing and executing training programmes (including for lifelong learning) for the above mentioned professionals working as part of a team of researchers or supporting research teams.
- Support the establishment of these professions as distinct professions from that of a researcher. Create a reference model which defines their competencies, supported by case studies and best practices relating to e-infrastructures skills, human resources management, support tools and related institutional practices. Develop alternatives means for recognising non-research contributions by research technologists and data scientists.
- Support networking and information sharing among already practicing e-infrastructure experts, research technologists, computation experts, data scientists and data librarians working in research institutes and in higher education.
- Awareness raising activities; establish and promote e-infrastructures community champions to advocate on new jobs and skills needs at schools, universities and scientific communities.
Total Budget: EUR 2.5 million
Deadline: 14 January 2015