Responsible: Michaela Barth
One page Primer about the Pool Competencies Focus Area: Download Primer here
- 1 Actions under this focus area:
- 2 Links
- 3 Documents
- 4 Activities
- 5 Internal working area
- 6 Attachments
Actions under this focus area:
- Map skills, identify and prioritise needs
- Establish NeIC and cross-border training programmes
- Make NeIC more attractive to competent personnel
as defined for Focus Area 1 (Pool Competencies) in the NeIC strategy implementation plan
- Internal wiki pages on Pooling Competencies
- NeIC Strategy for 2016-2020
- NeIC strategy implementation plan
- Nordic eScience Action Plan
- Final Report on Cognitus: A Science Case for High Performance Computing in the Nordic region
- Pool Competencies Focus Area Progress Report as of 16-02-26
- Pool Competencies Focus Area Progress Report as of 16-09-29, accompanying presentation
- Pool Competencies Focus Area Progress Report as of 17-03-16
- Pool Competencies Focus Area Progress Report as of 17-09-21
- Pool Competencies Focus Area Progress Report as of 18-09-26
Events and workshops
- Pool Competencies and Research Community Engagement Workshop at NeIC2017 in Umeå, May 30 (initial idea for EOSC-Nordic was born)
Within Course Mobility Grant Pilot Phase:
- High Performance Computing and Applications workshop University of Iceland, Reykjavík, August 23-25, 2017, 23 participants
- 2nd Nordic HPC & Applications workshop in Reykjavik, June 13-15, 2018, 23 participants
- Increasing Competencies within Digital Humanities, August 17, 2017, 21 participants
- Digital Humanities Expert workshop in Copenhagen, November 15 - 16, 2018, 9 participants
Within Course Mobility Grant for Software Carpentry Courses:
- Gothenburg, June 11-12 2018, 25 participants
- Umeå, October 9-10 2018, 39 participants
- Uppsala, October 11-12 2018, 16 participants
- Tromsø, November 8-9 2018, 28 participants
- Tartu, January 17-18 2019.
Within Data Management:
- NeIC FAIR Awareness day in Stockholm, November 14, 36 participants
- NeIC FAIR Data Stewardship workshop in Oslo, March 25 - 28, 36 participants
As part of CodeRefinery:
5 travel grants were granted as part of the Ratatosk mobility programme enabling people to acquire new skills and expertise across the Nordics countries.
Workpackage 1, Deliverable 1:
Workpackage 2 / Workpackage 6
Workpackage 4, Deliverable 1:
Workpackage 3, Deliverable 1:
NeIC HR Policy (result from activity C):
- NeIC Human Resource Policy
- Procedures and Key Performance Indicators for monitoring HR policy implementation
Report on 'The state of Open Science in the Nordic countries' (result from activity D):
A: Map skills, identify and prioritise needs
Working group (Pool Competencies in general and training)
- Rob Pennington, NeIC (chair)
- Michaela Barth, NeIC (coordination)
- DK: Lene Krøl Andersen, DeIC
- FI: Jussi Enkovaara, CSC
- NO: Vigdis Guldseth, UNINETT
- SE: Joachim Hein, SNIC
- IS: Jón Ingi Einarsson, RHnet, and Baldur Eiríksson (previously: Saethor L. Jonsson, RHI)
Data Management working group
- Michaela Barth, NeIC (chair)
- Andreas Jaunsen, NeIC (coordination)
- SE: Dejan Vitlacil, KTH
- DK: Anders Sparre Konrad, KB
- NO: Maria Francesca Iozzi, UiO (as of 20171201)
- FI: Ilkka Lappalainen, CSC
- IS: (pending)
B: Establish NeIC and cross-border training programmes
This is the first pilot activity within the competence mapping exercise carried out by the Pool competencies working group.
The initial ambition is to get more value out of investments in training by filling empty seats at existing trainings, by disseminating information on these trainings to Nordic stakeholders.
The scope is:
- trainings and academic courses
- of interest to staff and researchers
- in e-infrastructure and e-science.
The purpose is to to raise competence in e-science and e-infrastructure and help boost research excellence.
The Pool competencies working group has good knowledge of trainings in the Nordic e-infrastructure organisations, which mainly focus on matters relating to high performance or throughput computing.
In order to cover the full scope of this training coordination effort, which includes the full of end user interests, the working group will collaborate with providers and coordinators of training in other organisations.
The proposed vehicle to communicate information on upcoming trainings is to enter the information into a public google calendar, which can then be displayed for example on the NeIC wiki or webpage or wherever necessary, and people who take a specially interested in training matters are invited to add it to their calendar application of choice and access it by any method that suits them.
The main mechanism for end user outreach is initially through the normal email lists that the national e-infrastructure providers are already using for their training announcements, which can then be supplemented with the information collected through the Nordic training calendar.
C: Make NeIC more attractive to competent personnel
After investigating the current state of art within the Nordic countries and in other places, a survey of contracted staff, followed by another survey of the employment sites will be drafted, agreed on, conducted and evaluated. This will be followed by an internal NeIC XT Workshop thinking about improvement potential and drafting an internal conclusion document (“what”), which will be circulated among the XT and possibly a few other stakeholders. The final public deliverable of this activity is a policy based on the conclusion document (“how”).
Internal working area