Aims and goals
Creating a Fellowship of FAIR Data Steward Ambassadors to increase capacity in Research Data Management across the UK
In 2021, ELIXIR-UK was granted a UKRI award for the ELIXIR-UK Data Stewardship Fellowship Programme. The University of Bradford leads the project with a delivery team at Cardiff University, the Earlham Institute, the University of Manchester, and the University of Oxford.
The project aims to embed Research Data Management (RDM) know-how into UK universities and institutes by producing and delivering training in FAIR Data Stewardship using ELIXIR-UK knowledge and resources, such as the RDMkit and the FAIR Cookbook.
It focuses on building capacity and professionalising Data Stewardship while leveraging the local expertise within diverse UK institutions – creating a data management culture change from within the institutions.
As part of this UKRI grant, we will investigate ways to sustain our training and the Fellowship scheme beyond the time scale of this grant (two years). This includes looking at ways to make data stewardship support, and careers, a sustainable and professional part of the life sciences. It also entails investigating ways to continue our Fellowship and training work beyond the reach of this project.
ELIXIR-UK has partnered with the Software Sustainability Institute, which has a long-running successful Fellowship, to build this ELIXIR-UK DaSH Fellowship.
Members and resources in this project
Dr Krzysztof Poterlowicz leads the project as Principal Investigator, together with Dr Robert Andrews as Curriculum Lead. They count on a team of trainers and managers to run the project.
Alongside the coordination team, expert advisors from ELIXIR-UK enrich the value of the project outputs and its productivity with expertise in RDM, FAIR, Galaxy and Fellowship management.
Closes 10 July 2022
This project was funded as part of the UKRI Innovation Scholars: Data Science Training in Health and Bioscience call (DaSH).