The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a report which provides an overview over the human resource requirements for data-intensive science. It points out which challenges and training needs (still) exist.
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical importance of data-intensive science and the need to strengthen the digital capacity and skills of the scientific enterprise as a whole. This report includes policy recommendations for various actors and good practice examples to support these recommendations.Celia van Gelder (ELIXIR-NL/DTL) and Corinne Martin (ELIXIR Hub) presented ELIXIR’s approach to tackle the digital skills gap at the OECD international expert workshop, contributing to this report. Check out Celia’s slides about ELIXIR’s approach to tackle the digital skills gap here.
Besides ELIXIR, the report acknowledges the forefront work done by TU Delft, another DTL partner. TU Delft focuses on embedding data stewards and appointing researchers as data champions. This way it promotes (new) skills through a well-connected network. Check out Alastair Dunnings (TU Delft) slides here.