As data stewards, you have subject matter expertise, are the first point of contact for researchers, and facilitate subject-specific, sustainable solutions for handling data and code, while also satisfying the demanding requirements made by funders. You promote the application of FAIR principles, educate about good RDM and good scientific practice by analyzing and modernizing existing workflows, by creating new structures, and implementing appropriate tools in everyday research. All this, while often doing a balancing act to your own research activities or first having to familiarize yourself with the topic of RDM yourself.
More and more institutions and projects are realizing that they need a data stewardship function in order to establish sustainable work processes and raise awareness of RDM among researchers. These aspects are also increasingly required by funding agencies. Implementation remains a challenge, not only for the institutions, but also for the researchers who are expected to hold such a position, often without specific prior experience in the new field of RDM.
With this workshop we offer a framework for exchange with like-minded people. Case studies, unexpected hurdles, approaches and best practices will be presented and discussed. In addition to presentations and a poster session on the first day, there will be a bar camp on the second day. This is a special conference format that is designed openly and whose specific content and agenda are determined by the participants at the event.
The workshop will be held in English and is open to all data stewards, whether you are just starting out or have already implemented best practice solutions you want to share with the community.
Participation in the workshop is free of charge. On the evening of the first day, a joint dinner is planned on a self-pay basis.
The workshop will be followed by focus events on scientific tools and resources in the field of RDM, for example deep dives into specific ELNs, working with GitHub/GitLab, subject-specific virtuel working environments and more. The focus events will not only be open to the participants of the workshop, but for everyone who is interested. For this purpose, topics of interest will be collected during the registration and the workshop itself. Even if you do not attend the workshop, you can suggest topics for the focus events via firstname.lastname@example.org.