Building digital workforce capacity and skills for data-intensive science.
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This report looks at the human resource requirements for data intensive science. The main focus is on research conducted in the public sector and the related challenges and training needs. Digitalisation is, to some extent, being driven by science and at the same time it is affecting all aspects of scientific practice. Open Science, including access to data, is being widely promoted and there is increasing investment in cyber-infrastructures and digital platforms but the skills that are required by researchers and research support professionals to fully exploit these tools are not being given adequate attention. The COVID-19 pandemic, which struck as this report was being finalised, has served to emphasise the critical importance of data intensive science and the need to take a strategic approach to strengthen the digital capacity and skills of the scientific enterprise as whole. This report includes policy recommendations for various actors and good practice examples to supp.....
Series;NrOECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers;90
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CitationOECD (2020) Building digital workforce capacity and skills for data-intensive science. Paris, France, OECD Publishing, 63pp. (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers, No. 90). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1787/e08aa3bb-en.
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