Call for organizers: Researcher Skills Workshop 2019

Dave Hora
Dave Hora
Mar 27, 2019 · 2 min read
participants at the Paris workshop beta run

This ResearchOps community project seeks to build and release a Researcher Skills Framework that helps researchers and their organizations to level up professionally.

One of our early aha moments was that a framework itself wasn’t going to move the needle. It was the reflection and conversations that happen around such artifacts that will set change in motion.

As such, a key phase of this project is a global series of workshops, where we’re inviting folks from around the world to host a Researcher Skills Workshop in their city.

This workshop offers:

  • For workshop organizers: The chance to bring together members of your local community and generate interesting discussions
  • For the ResearchOps project team: Lots of data to lay the groundwork for the Researcher Skills Framework

As a workshop organizer, you’ll have access to:

  • A Slack channel with fellow workshop organizers, where we’ll help each other out

As a workshop organizer, you’ll be responsible for:

  1. Running the workshop itself. ResearchOps community guidelines will apply.
  2. Sending in data. There’s a worksheet that participants fill out at the end, and we ask you to collate the responses and send them in within a few days of your workshop ending.

Collected data will be made public under the Creative Commons License ShareAlike 4.0.

You can sign up here: Workshop organizer signup form

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after I sign up?

  1. If you decide to go ahead, we’ll add you to the Slack channels for organizers.
  2. When you have a date, let us know. We’ll help you promote it.

What do I need as a workshop host?

  • You’ll also need to secure the following to run the workshop, and we’ll support as much as we (and our networks) are able:
  1. A comfortable room to hold your attendees, with a TV/projector
  2. Printed workbooks for each attendee + pens & scratch paper

Is there a workshop in my city?

How did this get started?


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