• EUDAT - PRACE Summer School 2019

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    The EUDAT-PRACE Summer School on managing scientific data from analysis to long term archiving, kindly hosted by the the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) of Trieste (Italy), welcomed a total of 26 Masters and PhD students and researchers from all over the world from diverse disciplines, such as computer &  information sciences, earth & environmental sciences, HPC, biological sciences, chemical sciences, the clinical medicine field and many others.

    Experienced and motivated trainers guided the students on a 5-day journey through a typical research data lifecycle (data discovery; data processing; data analysis; data preservation and publishing) combining traditional theoretical lessons with hands-on sessions. (Click here to navigate the Summer School programme and download the Summer School Training Material).

    The training on the full data lifecycle was also the perfect framework to invite attendees to discover the EUDAT and PRACE services and best practices providing the participants with  additional instruments to perform research better.


    See the video below to see some of the highlights of the EUDAT-PRACE Summer School!



    Support Staff:

    Sara Garavelli, EUDAT
    Giuseppe Fiameni, EUDAT
    Ivan Girotto, ICTP
    Simon Wong, PRACE

    For any question please do not hesitate to contact us at info@eudat.eu



    18:30 - 20:30

    Ice Breaker Social Event

    Hotel Riviera & Maximilian's, Strada Costiera 22, 34010 Trieste, Italy. The hotel is 10 minute walk from the ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse. Meeting point: Reception of the ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse @18:15 pm CEST.


    08:00 - 09:00 Registration
    09:00 - 11:00 Kicking-off the Summer School Data Analysis (Part I) Data Preservation (Part I) Data Sharing & Publishing (Part I) Real use case (Part I)
    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee & Networking
    11:30 - 13:00 Introducing the basics, from Linux fundamental commands to Python notation Data Analysis (Part II) Data Preservation (Part II) Data Sharing & Publishing (Part II) Real use case (Part II)
    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
    14:00 - 16:00 Data Processing: HPC fundamentals Data Analysis (Part III) Meet the experts Data Discovery Final remarks on the Summer School & feedback collection
    16:00 - 16:30 Coffee & Networking
    16:30 - 18:00 Data Processing: Computing Architectures Data Analysis (Part IV) Social Event Data Movement  
    18:00 - 22:00     Social Event    


    The joint EUDAT CDI/PRACE Summer School on managing scientific data from analysis to long term archiving has been kindly hosted by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) of Trieste (Italy).


    The course took place at the ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse (Photogallery available here).


    About ICTP:

    For more than 50 years, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has been a driving force behind global efforts to advance scientific expertise in the developing world. Founded in 1964 by the late Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, ICTP seeks to accomplish its mandate by providing scientists from developing countries with the continuing education and skills that they need to enjoy long and productive careers. ICTP has been a major force in stemming the scientific brain drain from the developing world.

    ICTP alumni serve as professors at major universities, chairpersons of academic departments, directors of research centres and ministers of science and technology in nations throughout the developing world. Many of them have been recognized in their own countries and internationally for their contributions to science and science policy. The impact of ICTP extends well beyond the Centre's facilities to virtually every corner of the Earth.

    For further information visit ICTP's website.
    How to get there:
    The venue is located at ICTP - Strada Costiera, 11, I - 34151 Trieste Italy.
    Trieste, home to ICTP, is located in the northeast corner of Italy, close to the Slovenian border. It is easily reachable by plane, train and automobile. Arriving by plane, one can choose to land at Trieste Airport (formerly Ronchi dei Legionari Airport), Venice Marco Polo Airport, or Treviso Airport. Trains operated by Trenitalia travel frequently between Trieste and major Italian cities, and there is a train station "Miramare" located conveniently close to ICTP. Buses are available for local and regional transport.

    During the entire length of the course, students were accommodated in rooms at ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse, a stunning facility located in Trieste by the Adriatic sea.


    Accommodation costs:

    Accommodation costs includes breakfast (5 nights; check-in 22 September 2019/check-out 27 September 2019)

    • Adriatico Guesthouse:
      • Single/Double park view (couples only), 50/room
      • en-suite Single/Double sea view (relatives only), 70/room
      • en-suite Double, sea view, sharing [2people ] en-suite, 35/room

    Applications are closed

    Early-career and students applying to the joint EUDAT CDI/PRACE Summer School should satisfy the following criteria:

    • Currently engaged in Bachelor, Masters, PhD or Postdoc studies;
    • Fluent English;
    • Programming skills
    • A good knowledge of Python (intermediate/advanced)
    • Disciplines (any computational scientific discipline is welcome)
    • Basic Linux commands
    • Personal Laptop

    Applicants should also explain the relevance of their work in reference to the EUDAT and PRACE activities, as expressed by the applicant in answer to the questions related to current and future benefits and follow-up activities. Applications will be evaluated by the EUDAT and PRACE team according to the following criteria:

    • Area of interest (as broad a coverage of data management as possible)
    • The candidate background and experience - 30%
    • Alignment of current research to EUDAT/PRACE vision (see below) - 35%
    • Impact of possible adoption of EUDAT/PRACE services within research field - 30%
    • Letter of Recommendation  - 5%
    • Geographical balance (to establish a good geographical representation in the selection)
    • Gender balance (to establish a good gender balance in the selection)

    Each criterion will be given a score between 1 and 5 and the score will then be weighted according to the above percentages. In cases where applicants have equal scores, gender and geographical balance will be taken into account.


    The call for applications is closed


    Important Deadlines:

    • Call for applications deadline: 15 June 2019 - application deadline extended until 28 June 2019
    • Notification of successful applicants: 15 July 2019


    Financial Contribution

    A total of 25 attendees will be accepted.

    Applicants have to cover the following costs:

    • Travel
    • Transports
    • Accommodation: accommodation costs includes breakfast (5 nights; check-in 22 September 2019/check-out 27 September 2019)
      • Adriatico Guesthouse:
        • Single/Double park view (couples only), 50/room
        • en-suite Single/Double sea view (relatives only), 70/room
        • en-suite Double, sea view, sharing [2people ] en-suite, 35/room
    • 3 dinners

    Costs covered by the Summer School Organisers:

    • all coffee breaks and lunches for all days of the training course
    • 1 Reception light dinner (22 September 2019)
    • 1 Social dinner