Training Data Stewards for the life sciences

“Ready for BioData Management?: Data Stewardship for Life Sciences Training Program” | Introductory Course 2022 - Part I | ELIXIR Portugal, in collaboration with several other organizations has designed a program to train the first generation of Data Stewards for the life sciences, to support the implementation of data management, open science and FAIR data principles in Portuguese R&I organizations. It will unfold from February to October 2022, allowing trainees to get some practice and consolidate the acquired knowledge. It will comprise an introductory module covering the basic concepts of Data Stewardship followed by two assignments and end with a hands-on course for knowledge consolidation. 

After this program, trainees will be able to make significant contributions in:
. Writing data management plans in support to grant applications
. Ensuring continuity and sharing of data over projects
. Ensuring data quality
. Supporting the elaboration of institutional data management guidelines
. Supporting compliance with institution data management policy
. Contributing to knowledge exchange with regard to data management 

The ideal trainee 
. has a PhD in Life Sciences 
. has a permanent position, ideally with an interest in data
. is committed to take the whole training program
. after this program, will be involved in the support to the data management, FAIR data and open science policies in her/his organizations.

Although this program was tailored to the needs of Portuguese R&I organizations, applications from other countries are very welcome.

The program is offered free of charge, but there will be a no-show up fee.

Training program brochure

Introductory Course 2022 - Part I

This training program starts with an Introductory Course, which is divided into two modules. The first module will be held online on the 21st and the 22nd of February 2022, from 09:30 to 16:00 GMT.


Organiser: Ana Portugal Melo


Event Type
Workshops and courses

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