FAIRsFAIR - Fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe - aims to supply practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle. Emphasis is on fostering FAIR data culture and the uptake of good practices in making data FAIR.
The EOSC-Pillar project aims to coordinate national open science efforts across Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Italy, and ensure their contribution and readiness for the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Its Work Package on “Establishing FAIR Data Services” at the national and transnational level includes setting up support and training activities to facilitate the dissemination and adoption of FAIR standards for research data management.
Ghent University is the Belgian partner in EOSC-Pillar, contributing to the Work Package on “Establishing FAIR Data Services” and coordinating the development of the EOSC-Pillar Training and Support Catalogue. The University was the National Open Access Desk for Belgium in the successive OpenAIRE projects, and is actively involved in national and regional open science networks such as Open Access Belgium and the Flemish Open Science Board (FOSB).
Together, FAIRsFAIR, EOSC-Pillar and Ghent University will deliver a three day train-the-trainer workshop to support the development of data stewardship skills among staff in universities and other research institutions in Belgium. A key aim of this workshop is to foster a network of peers where those with more experience can share their knowledge with those just getting started.
This workshop aims to introduce participants to the key concepts and drivers for Open Science, RDM and FAIR data, to consider the existing local support service they can leverage and to identify areas where collaboration with peer institutions on support provision will be beneficial.
At the end of this workshop, participants will:
Day 1 Monday June 7th, 2021
Introduction and key messages
|Overall intro to RDM, FAIR and Open Science
|Local view from EOSC Pillar
|Introduction to pedagogy
|Course development activity
|Understanding Responsible and Open Research: Roles for Data Stewards
Day 2 Wednesday June 9th, 2021
Data Stewardship skills and knowledge
|What does a data steward do?
|Group discussion of FAIR aware tool
|Introduction to EOSC-pillar RDM Training and Support catalogue
|Practical exercise: finding training materials, planning training and promotion
|Brief introduction to terms4FAIRskills
Day 3 Friday June 11th, 2021
RDM service development and optimisation
|Introduction of RDM service model and functions
|Group discussion on challenges/issues of RDM service development
|Training activity based on RISE model
|Training activity based on RISE model: feedback time
|Group activity on future goals
|Summary and wrap up