FAIRsFAIR EOSC Synergy Data Steward Instructor Training at Gdańsk University of Technology – September 2021

The FAIRsFAIR-CODATA-RDA Data Steward Training in partnership with EOSC Synergy will deliver a three day train-the-trainer workshop to members of staff at the Gdańsk University of Technology to support the development of data stewardship skills.  A key aim of this workshop is to empower a network of peers where best practices are exchanged and where those with more experience can share their knowledge with those just getting started.

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. Its emphasis is on fostering FAIR data culture and the uptake of good practices in making data FAIR.


This workshop aims to introduce participants, as data professionals, to the key concepts and drivers for Open Science, RDM and FAIR data, introduce pedagogical techniques so they can train members of their own institutions, and to enable the resulting network of practitioners in peer institutions who can collaborate, work and learn together.

Topics covered

The training will be taught by a dedicated and experienced team from the University of Cape Town, the Digital Curation Centre, DANS, JISC, and Royal Holloway, University of London. The curriculum covers a range of topics, including:

  • Research Data Management, Open Science, and FAIR Principles
  • Data Stewardship
  • Development of Research Data Management Policies
  • Promoting and Archiving Data
  • Ontologies
  • Open and Responsible Research
  • Pedagogy in the above context

Learning outcomes

 At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Be able to explain some of the political drivers for RDM, FAIR and Open Data
  • Be able to explain the difference between FAIR and Open Data to researchers
  • Be able to develop training courses to be run at their own institution using open learning resources
  • Understand the range of skills and knowledge associated with data stewardship
  • Collectively identify areas where collaboration on service provision is most beneficial
  • Have set training goals for the next six months
  • Have established a peer network

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