Helis course FAIR data stewardship

3rd edition of FAIR data stewardship (for the life sciences)

Did you ever wonder how to improve your data handling in your daily research practice? Want to improve the FAIRness of your data?

Did you recently start a job as data steward? Are you thinking of starting a career as a data steward in the life sciences in academia or industry?

Join this introductory course to FAIR data stewardship in the life sciences!


The course exists of the following six half-days:

  • March 17, 2021 (13-17 CET)
  • March 18 (13-17 CET)
  • March 22 (9-13 CET)
  • March 24 (9-13 CET)
  • March 29 (9-13 CET)
  • March 31 (9-13 CET)


Virtual (via Zoom)

Target audience

This introductory course is for researchers, data stewards, and any others interested in the topic of FAIR data stewardship

Course description

During this course researchers, data stewards and experts of fields related to data stewardship will introduce you to several areas of research data management and technologies which ease the process of creating and maintaining FAIR research data.

The course will introduce the trainees to important concepts of data stewardship and the data steward competency framework. We start with a general introduction covering the data life cycle and the FAIR data principles.

Course topics

We will pass the stages of the data life cycle in more detail in the training modules of the course. The following topics will be discussed on an introductory level:

  • Data stewardship competency framework & the FAIR data stewardship landscape
  • (Reviewing) data management plans
  • Informed consent procedures
  • Data discovery & capturing data
  • Preregistration
  • Data security & privacy
  • Infrastructure for storing & sharing data
  • Tools for processing & analysing data
  • Organising, versioning & documenting data
  • Data and software carpentry
  • Archiving data
  • Data rights
  • FAIR data
  • Metadata & ontologies

The training is organised by the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences and is delivered as a joint effort by DTL partners.

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