DTL has the project lead in the National Programme Open Science (NPOS) project F (Education and training in Open Science and Data Stewardship).
This work was presented with a poster at the BioSB conference on 27-28th October 2020, as well as a poster and video at the International Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) conference earlier this year.
The main objectives of the project are to make significant steps towards the national coordination on competences and learning outcomes for data stewardship and to enable developers of educational programs to develop curricula for data stewards.
The project integrates the challenges, efforts and output of various national initiatives and organisations into recommendations for a national approach on professionalising data stewardship in the Netherlands, thus preventing duplication and reinventing the wheel.
The project team consists of representatives of Dutch universities, UMCs and universities of applied sciences, and works in a bottom-up approach toward the common goals. The team is supplemented by representatives of umbrella organisations (VSNU, NFU and Vereniging van Hogescholen), funding bodies (ZonMw) and infrastructure providers SURF), which ensures embedding of the outcomes in the national Dutch data landscape.
It is expected that the outcomes are also internationally relevant, as professionalising data stewardship is a topic that currently receives a lot of global attention.
A more in depth description of the project can be found here.
The project team is currently working on the final report of the project. As soon as this is published we will update you on our site and on DTL’s social media channels.