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Seventh LERU Doctoral Summer School "Data Stewardship for Scientific Discovery and Innovation"

Bewerbungsfrist 11. März 2016


July 10-15, 2016 - Leiden University

The seventh annual "LERU Doctoral Summer School" is hosted by Leiden University. The theme of the summer school will be "Data Stewardship for Scientific Discovery and Innovation".
Given the current and ever increasing ability of experimental sciences to rapidly generate and virtually instantaneously share and link vast amounts of data from a variety of sources, proper data stewardship is swiftly becoming an essential responsibility of experimental and data scientists, if not all researchers (see also the LERU Roadmap for Research Data).
In taking this responsibility they face intellectual challenges that are too complex to be mastered by their individual expertise. Consequently, the scientists of the future should solve big data related challenges as respectfully collaborating specialists.
The LERU Summer School "Data Stewardship for Scientific Discovery and Innovation" will prepare its participants for the future of complex, multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary scientific methods and collaborations.

Application deadline: was March 11, 2016

Event LERU Doctoral Summer School
Topic Data Stewardship for Scientific Discovery and Innovation
Venue Leiden University, Netherlands
Date July 10–15, 2016
Official language English
Costs The costs for the summer school are 500 Euro per participant. This includes course materials, accomodation for 5 nights from 10-15 July (Sunday night - Friday morning) and meals (Monday breakfast - Friday lunch).
The GraduateCenterLMU grants stipends to cover the participation fee and to support travel expenses (700 Euro).
Target group Well-advanced doctoral candidates of LMU Munich from all disciplines with a keen interest to work on the theme of the summer school. The candidates must be available for the whole duration of the summer school and be fluent in written and spoken English.
Application Only online applications are accepted.

Please prepare the following documents (as pdfs):

  • A cover letter explaining your motivation to attend the LERU Summer School (max. two pages)
  • CV (The CV should especially address your previous academic achievements like talks, publications, awards or participation in conferences.)
  • Copy of your university degree certificate

Please ask your principal supervisor to send a letter of reference by e-mail or by regular mail directly to the GraduateCenterLMU. The letter can be written either in German or in English.

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

Selection procedure Candidates of LMU Munich will be selected on merit and other criteria to participate in the summer school.

Important note:
Only complete applications that are submitted in due time will be considered!