Opportunities for ECRs from around the World

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We hope this message finds you well and eagerly awaiting the newest edition of the WDS-ECR Network Newsletter. Our dedicated team has curated yet another collection of compelling opportunities, upcoming events, and essential resources to pique your interest and keep you updated in the ever-evolving landscape of data science. So, without further ado, let's jump right in! 

News from the World Data System
Opportunities for ECRs from around the World
Exclusive Opportunities! 

re3data Editorial Board Expansion
The re3data    is seeking to expand, in particular, to include editors from countries and disciplines where they have gaps in language, subject expertise, and representation. If you are interested in serving, please consult the editorial board’s    and    before 31 March.
More information on the call can be found on the  .

as a data or software expert for the to take place in conjunction with the 2024 EGU General Assembly (14-19 April 2024). The Open Science & Data Help Desk, a program of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU), along with their respective partners, provides researchers with opportunities to engage with informatics experts in their domains. Through the Help Desk, researchers can learn about skills and techniques that help further their research and make their data and software more open and FAIR. The Open Science & Data Help Desk will be staffed with experts from the Earth science informatics community to answer data- and software-related questions and to demo useful resources.
To volunteer, please complete , as soon as possible by 1 April 2024. Learn more about specific options for participating . Note: you do not have to be registered for the EGU General Assembly Meeting to participate virtually. You do have to be registered to participate in-person.

Questions? Contact  .

DPASSH 2024: Call for Proposals Now Open 
We are pleased to announce that the Digital Repository of Ireland is launching its biennial conference, Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (). The conference will be co-hosted by the University of Limerick and the Hunt Museum in Limerick, Ireland on 27-28 June 2024
DPASSH is a response to the problem of digital preservation within the arts, humanities, social sciences, and cultural heritage domains. It seeks to address the complexities of long-term digital preservation of social and cultural records and academic research data and to encourage a sustained dialogue around supporting preservation activities. 
DPASSH invites papers, lightning talks, and posters on the theme of Collections as Data / Data as Collections. For more information, visit 
To submit a proposal, please fill in the   by 21 March 2024. 
For any additional information, please contact .

Call for Papers: Data-Driven Geospatial Approaches and Systems for Informed Decision Making in Sustainable Urban and Regional Development 
The Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis [JGSA] is launching a special issue to introduce, explore, and discuss innovative data-driven approaches in spatial analysis and visualization. It seeks to advance tools for decision support in spatial research and planning, facilitating the transition toward sustainable urban and regional systems. Geared towards academics in spatial sciences, information sciences, computer science, environmental studies, geography, cartography, GIScience, urban planning, and architecture, the collection emphasizes pioneering research contributions, methodologies, and applications in these interdisciplinary domains.
Contributors are invited to submit original research articles that align with the scope of the topical collection. Submissions must adhere to the journal's guidelines and will undergo a rigorous peer-review process. The journal follows a Continuous Article Publishing (CAP) model. Articles are immediately published online after acceptance and are assigned to the corresponding topical collection.
Manuscripts can be submitted  .
The topical collection (special issue) will be closed on June 30, 2024.
Instructions for Authors  .

Job, Education & Funding Opportunities! 

Python in Heliophysics Community 2024 Summer School
The Python in Heliophysics Community (PyHC) is excited to announce its 2024 Summer School, set to take place at the prestigious Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in scenic Boulder, Colorado, USA from Monday, 20 May, to Friday, 24 May 2024. This year's Summer School builds on the foundational success of its predecessor, offering an even deeper dive into the rich ecosystem of Heliophysics Python packages.
Open to graduate students, early career scientists, and anyone eager to deepen their understanding of Python in the Heliophysics and Space Weather disciplines, this program promises a mix of in-depth tutorials, engaging demos, and hands-on sessions, delivered by some of the field's leading experts.
Remote options will be available for those unable to make the trip to Boulder. Some funding is available for selected summer school attendees. Further, in keeping with PyHC’s commitment to knowledge-sharing, this year's event remains FREE for all attendees.
Event Details:
• Location: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), Boulder, Colorado, USA. Remote options are also available (Details TBD)
• Dates: Monday, 20 May - Friday, 24 May 2024
• Registration (free!): Please visit the    for more details regarding the agenda, registration link, and other support options.
• Funding: NSF awarded PyHC some funds to support selected summer school attendees; apply to be considered (due 29 April)
Lodging: PyHC has reserved a block of rooms at a local hotel; book before 19 April 2024. More information is available through the Summer School  .

Are you passionate about leveraging data for environmental sustainability? UNEP is seeking a talented Data Scientist (P4) to drive digital transformation and accelerate environmental sustainability efforts. 
The deadline for applications is 26 March. Find out more  !

ORCID Community Call: ORCID & Repositories
Please join ORCID on 20 March for a Community Call on the relationship between ORCID and repositories. In this call, you will learn:
  • an overview of workflows for ORCID and repositories,
  • an overview of the types of repositories, and about common systems with ORCID integrations. 
They also have invited representatives from Eckerd College and Brandeis University as guest speakers to share how they have used ORCID with their repositories.
Here are the details: 
Community Call: ORCID & Repositories 
  • When: Wednesday, 20 March at 12:00 - 13:00 Eastern / 11:00 - 12:00 Central / 10:00 - 11:00 Mountain, 9:00 - 10:00 Pacific 
  • Register to attend:  

Reflections on Repository Infrastructure
This joint RLUK and Open Repositories event will provide an opportunity to share reflections on their repository infrastructure. The first talk will be delivered by Professor Hussein Suleman whose research is situated within the Digital Libraries Laboratory in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town. Professor Suleman gave the closing keynote at Open Repositories 2023. His talk will inspire and challenge – and encourage individuals to think broadly about the ways repositories enable discoverability and interoperability of information and data within the structured web of data. 
When: Wednesday 13 March 2024 14:00 – 16:00 GMT / 15:00 – 17:00 CET / 16:00 – 18:00 EET/SAST / 10:00 – 12:00 EDT / 07:00 – 9:00 PDT / 22:00 – 00:00 AWST/CST 

Earlier versions of these talks were presented at Open Repositories 2023, in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The session will be chaired by Torsten Reimer, University Librarian and Dean of the University Library at the University of Chicago. Torsten is the current chair of the Open Repositories Steering Committee. 
You can register for these RLUKDSF events on the general or on this event's dedicated  !

Advancing the Archival Turn: Archivists, Artists and Critical Archival Practice 
The University College London (UCL), Department of Information Studies, is hosting a seminar series on ‘Advancing the Archival Turn: Archivists, Artists and Critical Archival Practice’ on Thursdays, 13:00 - 14:00 GMT. 
Full details for the initial seminars with booking links can be found below. Details for all seminars will be added on their events page in due course. 

About the Panel Members 
Dr Anna Sexton is the Director of the Centre for Critical Archives & Records Management Studies, and the MA in Archives & Records Management at UCL. Her research interests lie in participatory, creative, and trauma-informed approaches to recordkeeping particularly in health and social care contexts. 
Sophie Cottrell and Sheila Grandison are both based within the NHS East London Foundation Trust and have extensive combined experience as UK state-registered (HCPC) art therapists, clinical supervisors, and training leads working in acute and community adult mental health services, learning disabilities services, and health education sectors. 
Updating the DataCite Metadata Schema: Introducing Schema 4.5 and deprecating Schema 3
When: 13 Mar 2024, 15:00 UTC
DataCite is pleased to announce the introduction of version 4.5 of its Metadata Schema, and provide updates on the upcoming deprecation of Schema 3.

Please register  .
If you would like to keep up to date with future events or watch recordings of previous events, please visit their website.

Remember, Take the Stage and Showcase YOUR Talents in Our WDS-ECR Webinar Series! 
We invite our Early Career Members to step into the spotlight and share their work with our community! Prepare a talk capturing the essence of your accomplishments and expertise. Submit your proposal 
Rewatch the previous webinar to see what you can be a part of next!
Why should you participate? 
  • Visibility: Feature prominently in our webinar, spotlighting the exceptional skills of our ECR members. 
  • Networking: Connect with like-minded professionals in your field. 
  • Recognition: Earn acknowledgment for your valuable contributions. 
Don't miss this opportunity to shine a light on your achievements! Your voice matters, and we're excited to showcase the incredible talent within our ECR community. 

Podcast for ECRs in publishing 
In this episode of SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast, hosts Meredith Adinolfi (Cell Press) is joined by SSP’s current president, Randy Townsend. Randy is the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing and is an Adjunct Professor of the MPS in Publishing program in the College of Professional Studies at George Washington University. Meredith and Randy discuss Randy’s presidency so far, his plans for 2024, and his perspectives on the critical role of early career professionals (ECPs) in our industry.
Listen .

Podcast Episode 4 – Sustainable Development Goals: Satellite Data as a Catalyst for Change 
Ever wondered how the fight for a healthy planet intersects with protecting our health? This podcast dives deep into the interconnected realms of SDGs 3 (Good Health & Well-being) and 13 (Climate Action), uncovering the surprising ways climate change impacts our health. From heat stress and extreme weather events to the spread of diseases and food insecurity, the effects are closer than you think. ️ 
But there’s hope! The podcast also explores how satellite technology, with its multispectral superpowers, can be a powerful tool in the fight for both. ️ Learn about calibration, image processing, and cutting-edge techniques that help us track and address these challenges. Join Wael Al-Delaimy and Antony Cooper on this dynamic journey, where health, climate, and satellite tech collide for a healthier tomorrow. 
Ready to unravel the potential of satellite insights? Tune in now and be part of the conversation!
Listen .
Watch all episodes .
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