Transforming the Australian Research Sector through a Coordinated National Skills Program

Natasha Simons
2019 Zenodo  
Achieving the changes required for Australia to excel in the new digital economy will require a highly data literate workforce that will encompass a range of competencies, including skills in utilising data as an information and economic asset, skills in cross-disciplinary data integration, and skills in providing services over the data. This requires significant transformation within the education sector, to facilitate the development of systemic approaches to digital skills and training, to
more » ... and training, to deliver a flexible, agile, and professional workforce with the capacity to provide the skills needed to maximise the potential gains of open data policies in the research sector and industries of the future. Funded by the Australian government, the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is playing a key role in facilitating sector wide discussion and developing an action plan on the overarching vision and strategy needed to enable changes in digital education and training for data and eResearch professionals who support researchers.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3612450 fatcat:db6kzhujnnbtxoyj2v52fejszm