How to handle data in life sciences: the Helis Academy Data Stewardship courses

The first FAIR data stewardship course held within the Helis Academy project end of May in Belgium was a great success. This workshop was targeted at non-tech savvy researchers from the life sciences, with the aim to improve their knowledge and practice on every day data handling.

Following the steps of the data life cycle, a theoretical overview was provided and practical hands-on sessions gave the participants tools and know-how to work with.

Within the course questions were discussed such as

  • How to make data management plans?
  • How to make your data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, re-useable)?
  • How to work with spreadsheets?
  • What are data repositories and how to find a suitable one for your data and project?

Although no technical knowledge was expected from the participants, the course also provided a sneak peak into more complex matter of data handling technologies.

The next edition of the course is scheduled for 4-6th November 2019 in the Netherlands. As soon as the details are worked out, you can find more information on the Helis Academy course website and on the DTL website.

Previous agenda with links to the training materials (all on Zenodo) can be found here

The FAIR DATA STEWARDSHIP course is part of a series of courses from the Helis Academy

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