New land data focus for open data e-learning course: applications now open

8th August 2018

Our friends at the GODAN Action project are pleased to announce a new call for applications for the Open Data Management Online Course.

The GODAN Action team has expanded the content of the course to include land in addition to agriculture and nutrition.

This edition of the course has also been revised with communities who manage and store data specifically in mind. The GODAN Action team invite anyone handling data in their studies or work, in the areas of land, agriculture and nutrition, to apply for the course which will be held from 1-19 October 2018.

The curriculum consists of four units of Open Data Principles, Making Data Open, Sharing Open Data, and IPR and Licensing.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles and benefits of open data.

  • Understand ethics and responsible use of data.

  • Identify the steps to advocate for open data policies.

  • Recognise the necessary steps to set up an open data repository.

  • Define the frameworks and FAIR data principles.

  • Understand the basics of copyright and database rights.

  • Apply open licenses to data.

The course will last 3 weeks and is offered in English. Participants are expected to spend on average eight hours per week completing lessons and engaging in activities such as discussion forums and webinars. The course is free of charge.

To apply for the course, please complete this online form by 17th September 2018.

For more information, you can visit the e-learning course homepage and watch the introductory video

The course will run between 1 - 19 October 2018 for 3 weeks.

For further information, please feel free to email the GODAN Action team.

This online course is the result of a collaboration between GODAN Action partners, including Wageningen Environmental Research, AgroknowAidData, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the Land Portal, the Open Data Institute (ODI) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

Photo credit: Debre Berhan, central Ethiopia | Georgina Smith/CIAT | Flickr | CC BY NC SA 2.0