Data Train Curriculum
The 3 Data Train Tracks
Which track fits to me?
The Starter Track consists of interactive online-lectures giving an overview on topics in the fields of research data management and data science. It is about understanding basic approaches as well as acquiring basic knowledge.
This track is a starting point for everybody to delve into topics of research data management and data science.
Data stewardship describes the using, documenting, managing, preprocessing, and harmonizing of data in compliance with legal and ethical obligations. In the Operator Track ‘Data Steward’ you gain competences of a data steward and apply digital tools directly in hands-on workshops.
Here you learn how to handle your data efficiently while complying the FAIR principles. According to Wilkinson et al. (2016)1FAIRdata means that your data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Such FAIR data builds up the fundament for a sustainable and future-orientated research exploiting its potentials.
1 Wilkinson, M. D. et al. The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship. Sci. Data 3, 160018 (2016)
Data science is the study of extracting information and generating knowledge from data (which could be structured, complex or huge) by using computer-based analysis methods such as statistical techniques but also artificial intelligence (e.g. machine learning).
In the Operator Track ‘Data Scientist’ you acquire competences of a data scientist. These include methods from mathematics, statistics, artificial intelligence and computer science for the analysis of data. In hands-on workshops, you apply data analysis methods, learn procedures for evaluating these methods, and gain knowledge in visualization technologies.
Courses are allocated to tracks and build on one another. Doctoral candidates can complete the tracks in their entirety or just take individual courses.
The program is primarily offered to doctoral candidates from member institutions of the U Bremen Research Alliance. For online-lectures and in case that places are available, courses are open for other status groups or externals. Please note your status as one of the following in the registration form:
- Doctoral candidate of a member institution of the U Bremen Research Alliance.
- Doctoral candidate of a non-member institution. (External)
- Post-doctoral researcher of a member institution of the U Bremen Research Alliance
- Post-doctoral researcher of a non-member institution. (External)
After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with information on participation. In case a course is fully booked, you will be automatically placed on the waiting list. The order of the waiting list is based on the time of registration and your status. In case of cancellation by a registered participant, the place will go to the first person on the waiting list. If you are officially registered for a course, cancellation is required if you cannot attend the course.
Confirmation of participation
We confirm your attendence at (a) course(s) after a track was completed. All participated courses (of that track) are listed in the document.
Interested in training and networking beyond the scope of research data management and data science?
You find further discipline-overarching training and a platform to network offered by BYRD!
BYRD is the support center for early-career researchers at the University of Bremen. – A central contact point for doctoral candidates, post-docs as well as established researchers seeking for information and support for further training, networking, and consulting.