“Ready for BioData Management?: Data Stewardship for Life Sciences Training Program” | Call for applications

BioData.pt | 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 November 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.

If you meet these requisites and are committed to bringing Open Science and FAIR data principles to your organization, you are welcome to apply to become a trainee in the first edition of the "Ready for BioData Management?" Data Stewardship program for the life sciences.

Link for application

Training program brochure

Training Data Stewards for the life sciences
Ready for BioData Management? 


Ana Portugal Melo

BioData.pt | ELIXIR Portugal - Portuguese Infrastructure of Biological Data
Rua da Quinta Grande, 6.
2780-156 Oeiras

Event Type
Workshops and courses

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