LERU Summer School

The LERU Doctoral Summer School is organised each year by different LERU members. While focus and format may differ depending on the institutions involved, the general ambition is to provide a learning experience of considerable and lasting added value, beyond what PhD candidates learn as a matter of course in the regular programme of their PhD training. By creating an exceptional and truly international, intercultural and interdisciplinary meeting of bright young minds, the Summer School creates a highly stimulating learning experience which is of long lasting value to the participants’ future careers.

The aim of the LERU Doctoral Summer School is to provide doctoral candidates with unique professional and personal development opportunities beyond what they are generally exposed to in the course of their PhD training. By creating an exceptional and truly international, intercultural and interdisciplinary meeting of bright young minds, the Summer School creates a highly stimulating learning experience which is of long lasting value to the participants’ future careers.

The 2016 LERU Doctoral Summer School ‘Data Stewardship for Scientific Discovery and Innovation‘ will take place at Universiteit Leiden from 10 till 15 July 2016. Robust data stewardship and data publication in machine-readable format are swiftly becoming essential skills for participation in professional science, and are becoming more and more the responsibility of the data-producer whether they come from academic research or private companies and governmental organizations. Beyond technical challenges, there are also interdependent ethical, legal and societal issues at stake.

The LERU Summer School in Data Stewardship for Scientific Discovery and Innovation will prepare its participants for the future of complex, data-intensive, multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary scientific methods and collaborations.

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