FAIRsFAIR-CODATA-RDA Data Steward Training Series
22 February 2020 to 28 February 2022

Purpose and main takeaways 

Increasingly, Data Stewards play an essential and functional role in data management, helping and accompanying researchers throughout the research process. Data Stewards also interact with many stakeholders including policymakers, researchers, data scientists, IT personnel and technicians.

To help Data Stewards provide the best support and guidance to researchers, the FAIRsFAIR-CODATA-RDA Data Steward Training teams are organising an online training series in different universities worldwide. The goal of this training series is to equip Data Stewards with the foundational skills of Research Data Science and a solid grounding in responsible research practices.

The training places a strong emphasis on teaching practical skills with team learning and ample opportunities for reflection and discussion. It also demonstrates the importance of partnership between the different roles in the research lifecycle and building communities of data stewards and researchers to encourage them to work more closely with each other.

Which topics will be covered?

The training is taught by a dedicated and experienced team from the University of Oxford, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow, and the Royal Holloway, University of London. The curriculum covers a range of topics, including:

  • Research Data Management, Open Science, and FAIR Principles 
  • Data Stewardship 
  • Development of Research Data Management Policies
  • Promoting and Archiving Data 
  • Ontologies
  • Open and Responsible Research 

Where are these trainings being organised?

Note: These trainings are organised at the request of the universities and participation is possible through invitation from the same institutions.


FAIRsFAIR-CODATA-RDA Data Steward Training is part of the FAIRsFAIR initiative, a project that addresses the development and concrete realisation of an overall  knowledge infrastructure on academic quality data management, procedures, standards, metrics and related matters, based on the FAIR principles. One of its goals is to develop and provide a series of schools in this area and hence FAIRsFAIR is partnering with the CODATA-RDA schools to deliver training along the lines described above.

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