Course on Data skills in biodiversity education and research, in Ukraine

Four-day program on open biodiversity data publishing and high-level data paper publishing.

Regional Training course for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students with expert trainers and trainers-in-training - in Kyiv, Ukraine (4 days), 15 to 18 February 2022. (Arrival on Monday 14 February and departure on Saturday 19 February 2022).

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.

Eligibility for BioDATA students is limited to the partner countries in the BioDATA project: Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia, and Tajikistan - with a focus on Ukraine for this particular course. Travel, meals, and accommodation will be covered for accepted participants in this course. Please note that all participants must have valid travel insurance that covers medical expenses.

Program overview

An overview of the BioDATA course is provided at and from the draft agenda.

Teachers and mentors

Local organizers: Oleh Prylutskyi, Alexander Akulov, Anton Savchenko 

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

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


The registration form is available here:

Local students and young researchers from Ukraine are welcome to apply before 21st January 2021.

Students will be selected on the basis of a brief motivation statement describing their background and interest in the course topic of open biodiversity data publication.

Venue and travel information

The venue for the training course will be in Kyiv.

International travel is booked by the BioDATA secretariat at the Natural History Museum in Oslo. Accommodation and meals during the course are covered for all accepted participants. Participants will receive fixed cash payments to cover local and national travel.

Please note that all participants must have valid travel insurance that covers medical expenses.

All the accepted participants must be fully Covid vaccinated (preferable, with QR code in 'Dia' application), or have a negative PCR test less than 2 days before course opening, or have a valid Covid certificate of recovery.

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Published Nov. 3, 2018 12:15 PM - Last modified Jan. 6, 2022 9:57 PM