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“Ready for BioData Management?: Data Stewardship for Life Sciences Training Program” | DS Lab2 2022

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.


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DS Lab2 2022

This training program started with an Introductory Course, which occurred online in two modules (the first one on the 21st and 22nd of February 2022, from 09:30 to 16:00 GMT; the second one on the 7th and 8th of March 2022, from 09:30 to 16:00 GMT).

The DS course continued with a DS Lab 1, on the 11th of April, 2022, in which trainees presented the work carried out in the first assignment, and will proceed with a DS Lab 2, on the 20th of June, 2022, in which trainees presented the work carried out in the second assignment.


Organizer: Ana Portugal Melo

Rua da Quinta Grande, 6
2780-156 Oeiras

Event Type
Workshops and courses

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