2 October: data management workshop at DTL Communities@Work

Margreet Bloemers (ZonMw), Rob Hooft (DTL), Erik Schultes (GO FAIR), and Erik Flikkenschild (LUMC) will organise a workshop ‘Data management: from burden to benefit’ at the DTL Communities@Work conference on 2 October 2018 in Utrecht. ZonMw, ELIXIR-NL, and GO FAIR are involved as co-organiser.

In this workshop, we will discuss and practice with new tools for FAIR research data management: the Data Stewardship Wizard and FAIR metrics. We will show how these tools can make data management a valuable exercise instead of a bureaucratic hurdle. The workshop is meant for researchers, data stewards , and anybody who is interested in new tools for FAIR data management. Please join us!

The tools may help you to make data management more efficient and tailored to your research project. They guide you to services to comply with the FAIR Principles, help you to assess the level of FAIRness of your data, and show ways for improvement. Finally, they will make your data management plan (DMP) ‘machine actionable’, which means that it can partly be filled automatically and that the data from the DMP can be used for e.g. statistical or planning purposes by the funders and institutes.

During the workshop, we will inform you about the tools:

  • What are they exactly?
  • When are they ready to apply in data management?
  • How do research funders and institutes value them?

In groups, we will discuss and practice how the FAIRmetrics can be adapted to the context of a specific research community. The tools are still under development and the workshop offers a good moment to give us your input as to their practical usability.

DTL Communities@work
On 2 October 2018, DTL will organise its Communities@Work conference in Utrecht. The  conference welcomes all professionals working in the fields of life science and data science to participate and jointly develop life science data solutions. The meeting will feature lectures, interactive workshops, poster presentations, stakeholder and sponsor booths, and it will offer ample network opportunities. All activities are organised in close collaboration with DTL partner communities. Read more and register.

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