Course on Data skills in biodiversity education and research, for students from Ukraine

Four-day program on open biodiversity data publishing and high-level data paper publishing. Followed by a grant program for data mobilization open to students that have passed the course.

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Regional Training course for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students from Ukraine with expert trainers and trainers-in-training, Tuesday16 to Friday 19 August 2022. Plus preparatory assignments from 1st to 12th August, and post-course assignments from 22nd August to 3rd September.

Successful attendees will be issued a certificate of attendance corresponding to 2 ECTS and a digital GBIF Certified Trainer badge. This training model has been tested in the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) programme and is adapted to BioDATA needs. The course is designed for 16-20 participants. All applicants must submit a motivation letter as part of their registration. Lectures will be in English with teaching materials available both in English and Russian languages, with the support of Ukrainian-speaking mentors.

Program overview

An overview of the BioDATA course is provided at

Teachers and mentors

Local organizers: Oleh Prylutskyi, Alexander Akulov, Anton Savchenko 

Teachers: Laura Russell (GBIF Secretariat), Dag Endresen (Oslo), Oleh Prylutskyi (Kharkiv), Rukaya Johaadien (Oslo)

Mentors: Anton Savchenko (Tartu), Iryna Yatsiuk (Tartu), Andriy Novikov (Lviv), Mariia Zykova (Kyiv), Oleksii Marushchak (Kyiv), and Michal Torma (Oslo).

Registration (closed)

Local students and young researchers from Ukraine were selected on the basis of a brief motivation statement describing their background and interest in the course topic of open biodiversity data publication.

Venue information (online course)

The training course was moved to an online course because of the Russian war in Ukraine.

Original dates in February 2021 for the on-site course in Kyiv were postponed because of COVID. And postponed again from the new dates 14-19 February 2022 because of the geopolitical tensions!

Post-course data mobilization grant program

Students completing the course will be invited to participate in a grant program for data mobilization. More information will be provided.

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Megacollybia platyphylla (Pers.) Kotl. & Pouzar, observed in Kharkiv district, Ukraine, CC BY-NC Oleh Prylutskyi, 2021-06-05


Tags: BioDATA, open science, open data publishing
Published Apr. 12, 2022 8:26 AM - Last modified Nov. 10, 2022 4:56 PM