DS course


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 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.


Training program brochure



This training program starts with an Introductory Course, which is divided into two modules.

The first module took place online on the 21st and the 22nd of February 2022, from 09:30 to 16:00 GMT.

The second module will be held online on the 7th and the 8th of March 2022, from 09:30 to 16:00 GMT.


Ana Portugal Melo


Event Type
Workshops and courses

Host organization