Training and further Education

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HIDA collects, pools, and publishes existing education and training programs on Information & Data Science from all Helmholtz Centers and Helmholtz Information & Data Science Schools. In addition to that, HIDA complements its portfolio with own activities such as conferences, summer schools etc.

Jobs, courses, seminars, hackathons, summer schools, conferences, and symposia: This site will soon provide an overview of all HIDA and Reserach Schools activities.


Data Science Schools

have been implementing their attractive programmes in close cooperation with partner universities since September 2018

Exchange Programs

HIDA plans to establish exchange programs for data science talent with various universities and research institutions internationally. As a pilot project, an exchange program with Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel, will be launched for the first time in summer 2020. This program offers the Helmholtz Centers the opportunity to host data scientists from Ben Gurion University for six weeks, introducing them to exciting data science projects in the association’s six domains. In this way, hosts get to know data science talents from Israel's Cyber Cypital and find exciting answers to their questions. Conversely, also in summer 2020, data scientists from the Helmholtz Centers will have the opportunity to visit Ben Gurion University for a research project as well.

The host application procedure is still open until 15 January 2020.

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The HIDA trainee network promotes the exchange of expertise in Information & Data Science between groups from different Helmholtz Centers and research fields. The network allows the transfer of methods between institutions and helps scientists expand their portfolios by learning new methods and techniques. The network also serves to initiate and deepen scientific collaborations.

Doctoral reseachers and postdocs (trainees) apply their methodological knowledge at other Helmholtz institutions and in other areas of research, strengthening their interdisciplinary skillset. HIDA thus consistently promotes the intra-Association exchange of cutting-edge methods by the best minds, while also offering reseachers the opportunity to expand their research portfolio. Helmholtz Centers that host trainees benefit from new ideas and methods from other areas.

HIDA’s trainee network focuses on medium-length resident stays (one to three months) for doctoral reseachers and postdocs from other Helmholtz Centers.

National and international experts (fellows) are recruited as trainers for HIDA, the regional HIDSS, and Helmholtz-wide events and/or for resident research stays in the Helmholtz Association. Fellows can also be recruited internally from Helmholtz. These top-level researchers will be able to establish and deepen excellent networking contacts in and with Helmholtz during their fellowships.

Fellowships can last for one week up to one semester and can take the form of a visiting professorship, for example.

Trainees and fellows will recap their experiences and learnings in brief reports. These reports will be especially helpful to doctoral reseachers who are not connected to a local research school (HIDSS).