Data Cleaning and Data Publishing Training Course, Nairobi, Kenya
in Nairobi, Kenya
by: JRS Biodiversity Foundation
All students, researchers, technicians, and other persons with
interests in this field from Africa
: costs of participation (Transportation costs, course fee,
February 2013 for Biodiversity DATA CLEANING and DATA PUBLISHING
information initiatives are making large quantities of data readily
available to the scientific community.
data open exciting opportunities for exploring, documenting, and
understanding biodiversity worldwide.
come from diverse sources and are heterogeneous in content, quality,
a result, careful data preparation and quality control is an
important step prior to any analysis.
two-part course covers two critical steps in the process:
to prepare a biodiversity data set for analysis and open sharing,
to 'publish' data for global open access.
include John Wieczorek, Laura Russell, and other leaders in this
field in North America and Europe.
applicants should note that all courses will be taught in English,
but that we will make every effort to accommodate French-speaking
applicants as well, via translation if possible.
researchers, students, technicians, planners, managers, and other
interested persons from across Africa are welcome to apply.
maximize cost-effectiveness, participants from outside of East
Africa will be limited in number, particularly in light of plans to
hold parallell courses in at least three other African cities in the
20-25 applicants will be selected to participate in the training
course. Final selection of participants will be based on the
of course material to the applicant’s occupation, research,
studies, or overall interest.
knowledge or experience in related fields so as to maximize the
benefit of participation in the training course.
for further sharing and diffusion of knowledge acquired during
of letter of recommendation from current employer/supervisor
to support from the JRS Biodiversity Foundation, costs of
participation in the course will be covered by the program.
costs will be covered, and meals will be provided during training
sessions; per diems will not be provided, in light of all relevant
expenses being covered.
maximize numbers of course participants that the program can
accommodate, participants residing in Nairobi or within a commute of
approximately 1 hour of the ICIPE campus will be reimbursed for
daily travel to and from the ICIPE campus during the course.
Lunches and snacks during
breaks will be provided for these local participants.
participants traveling from outside Nairobi will be funded for
travel from the closest major city in their home or resident country
to Nairobi and back.
longer-distance participants will be provided food and lodging on
the ICIPE campus for the duration of the course.
are responsible for assuring that all of the following materials are
in the hands of the program organizers.
Application form (found
- Letter of recommendation from
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
applications are due no later than 1 NOVEMBER 2012 , and
accepted to the training course will be notified by 15 NOVEMBER
materials and any questions regarding the application process may be
addressed to the course organizers (Town
is the project director) at BiodivTccraining@google.com.
further Information, please
informal inquires , please
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