First steps towards a standardized terminology for (future) FAIR data stewards- a work in progress

What are the competencies, skills and knowledge data stewards need to have to make and keep data FAIR? On 20-21 May 2019, representatives of the research data community (including DTL members) came together to make the first steps towards a standardized terminology describing FAIR stewardship skills. When mature, this will have a variety of use cases, including: (i) assisting with… Continue reading

DTL and Helis Academy launch a FAIR data stewardship course for ‘wet lab’ scientists

Within the Helis Academy project, DTL organizes a FAIR data stewardship course. This course will introduce ‘wet lab’ scientists (from industry and academia) to important concepts on data handling (data stewardship). A general introduction to the data life cycle, the FAIR principles and a definition of data stewardship will be part of this 3-day course. It will take place in… Continue reading

Hackathon to integrate the ELIXIR Data Stewardship Wizard with other ELIXIR resources

On December 4-6, 2018 the ELIXIR Data Stewardship Wizard team (ELIXIR-CZ, ELIXIR-NL) welcomed the FAIRsharing, TeSS (both ELIXIR-UK) and ELIXIR-SI eLearning Platform – EeLP (ELIXIR-SI) teams to the beautiful city of Prague during the “Mikuláš” (Dutch “Sinterklaas”) celebrations, to take part in a hackathon to share information and work towards interoperability and integration between ELIXIR resources. An external services integration framework… Continue reading

Interview with Bas Teusink (VU): take research data management seriously

Recently Prof Bas Teusink, Scientific Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Molecules, Medicines and Systems (AIMMS) of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, was interviewed about research data management. In the interview Bas Teusink emphasizes to take research data management seriously and to organise discipline specific support. The interview was published on the website of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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… Continue reading

TU Delft Event report: data stewardship in practice

In May 2018, TU Delft organised an an event entitled ‘Towards cultural change in data management – data stewardship in practice’. Martin Donnelly from the University of Edinburgh was one of the participants and he wrote a blogpost about it. Go to blog. You may also wish to read our interview about the Delft data stewards team.

EMBL-EBI webinar series on data management

From 28 June to August 2018, EMBL-EBI is running a webinar series on data management for the biomolecular sciences. This series will introduce key concepts in data management, highlight common myths, and provide biological researchers with hints and tips on how to approach data management in their own research. Read more.  

Science Park study group in Amsterdam

Dr Marc Galland is a plant genomics researcher at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He is the leader of the Amsterdam Science Park Study Group. “We are a community of researchers who perform computational data analysis as part of their research. The group promotes skill sharing and collaboration.” “Mateusz Kuzak, Carlos Martinez, and me started this study group about one… Continue reading

Data stewards team in Delft

Dr Marta Teperek works as a Data Stewardship Coordinator at the TU Delft Library. “We are appointing one data steward at each of the eight faculties. My role is to coordinate the efforts of this team”. “At TU Delft, we want to tailor data stewardship support to the needs of specific scientific disciplines. Therefore, a dedicated data steward will be… Continue reading