Register now for GODAN e-learning course on Open Data and Research Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition !

We’re delighted to announce that REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for GODAN Action’s upcoming e-learning course Open Data and Research Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition !

The course will be delivered in English through the FAO of the UN e-learning platform.  

# IMPORTANT DATES 

Registration will close on 5th November 2017

Successful applicants will be notified by 8th November 2017

Selected participants will be provided with a username and password to login to the system.

The course will run from 13th  November - to 8th December 2017

# THE COURSE FOCUSES ON

how to deal with different types of data formats and uses, and on the importance of reliability, accessibility, interoperability and transparency of data. The course covers key knowledge and concepts needed by the target audience groups, as well as provides task-based and vocational training to support information and data professionals in their daily activities.

# THE COURSE ADDRESSES

  • Infomediaries (including ICT workers, technologist-journalists, communication officers, librarians and extensionists) - interested in open data and research data management (in agriculture and nutrition);  
  • Researchers engaged in producing and curating datasets that underlie research publications, identifying datasets suitable for reuse in research as well as in communicating societal benefits of research results;
  • Policy and decision makers involved in formulating policies and reports using open data, and in developing strategies for sustainable open data plans.

# THE COURSE is modular
and split into five units (comprising a series of e-learning lessons):

UNIT 1 :

OPEN DATA PRINCIPLES

Lesson 1: What is open data

Lesson 2: Ethics in open data LifeCycle

UNIT 2 :

USING OPEN DATA

 

Lesson 1: Discovering open data

Lesson 2: Quality and provenance

Lesson 3: Data analysis and visualisation

Lesson 4: Open data in policy cycles

Lesson 5: Referencing data

UNIT 3 :

MAKING DATA OPEN

 

Lesson 1: Managing data sets

Lesson 2: Managing dynamic datasets

Lesson 3: Creating and managing data repositories

Lesson 4: Advocate for capacity development

Lesson 5: Developing strategies for implementing open data plans

UNIT 4 :

INTEROPERABILITY

 

Lesson 1: Guiding frameworks for data sharing

Lesson 2: Introduction to open data interoperability

Lesson 3: Structural and architectural interoperability

Lesson 4: Semantic interoperability

Lesson 4.1: Using published semantics for agronomic data

UNIT 5 :

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & COPYRIGHT

Lesson 1: Intellectual property rights

Lesson 2: Licensing

# THE COURSE  WILL

strengthen the capacity of data producers and data consumers to manage and use open data in agriculture and nutrition. In particular, by the end of the course, learners will be able to:

# Understand the principles and benefits of open data

# Recognize the potential of using and publishing open data in agriculture and nutrition

# Identify the steps to advocate for open data policies, in both public and private sectors

# Be aware of the economical and social value of open data

# Understand how and where to find open data

# Identify benefits of using data creation, management and exchange widely-used good practices in agriculture and nutrition

# Recognise the necessary steps to set up an open data repository

# Understand how to advocate for the adoption of open data principles

# Identify the principles to make data FAIR : findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable

# Recognise the benefits and costs associated with exchanging meaningful open data

# Understand the basics of copyright and database rights

# Know how to assign licenses to data and how to respect licenses while using data

Skills and knowledge obtained in this course are to be used in the context of different institutions in agricultural and nutrition knowledge networks.

# THE COURSE ASSESSMENT & CERTIFICATION
 

The course lasts four weeks, with an end of course exam and course evaluation at the endLearners will take short quizzesassignments and hands-on practices within the units.

Attendance of certificate is provided for those who passed the end of course exam with 60% success rate.  Certificate are only provided in electronic form in PDF.
 

We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues at this exciting course !

Important announcements and upcoming event related to the course will be made on the course page (GODAN).

Please feel free to share the news with your networks !

 

This  free e-learning course on open data is the result of a collaboration between GODAN Action partners, including Wageningen URAgroKnow, AidData, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the Land Portal, the Open Data Institute (ODI) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

GODAN Action is a programme launched by the UK’s Department of International Development (DFID). It brings together agriculture and nutrition specialists and open data experts, and will support Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)  by building and developing people’s capacity to engage with open data.

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