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Training Data Stewards for Life Sciences

BioData.pt | ELIXIR Portugal, in collaboration with several other organizations, namely ELIXIR NL and ELIXIR SE 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 three assignments and end with a hands-on course for knowledge consolidation.

This final course, of intermediate level, will take place on November 15th-17th, at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência. Besides the participants in the full programme, we reserved a few seats for external participants.

If you already know the basics about data management and data stewardship and want to advance to the intermediate level, pre-register by sending an e-mail to communityeventsmanager@biodata.pt.


Summary of the Course

The final course of the Training the Data Stewards for Life Sciences program is a deep dive across the stages of the data life cycle, discussing the data management aspects that should be addressed in each and featuring practical exercises. The course will draw upon the knowledge gathered in the RDMkit.


Overall structure of the program

Training Data Stewards for Life Sciences



Daniel Faria, ELIXIR Portugal

Stephan Nylinder, ELIXIR Sweden

Wolmar Åkerström, ELIXIR Sweden



Previous general knowledge of Data Stewardship/Data Management, including data management policies, data management plans and data life cycle.

Previous visualisation of Training Materials of the Training Data Stewards for Life Sciences Program available in Zenodo: