ELIXIR-UK DaSH Fellowship

The ELIXIR-UK DaSH Fellowship aims to embed Research Data Management (RDM) know-how into UK universities and institutes. Data steward Fellows will create training materials and deliver local training. We look to support Fellows’ RDM training activities and efforts to build a community of practice within their host institutions. 

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The project behind the Fellowship

The ELIXIR-DaSH Fellowship is part of a broader project with the ambitious goal of supporting the life sciences UK workforce in research data management and professionalising the role of Data Stewards.

This Fellowship of data steward ambassadors lies at the project’s core and drives the main goals and achievements.

6 goals the Fellows work on

All training activities align with a mission to embed research data management know-how into UK universities and institutes. 

Creating bites of content

Fellows produce around 5-10 short videos (3-5 minutes each) on aspects of RDM within their fields of expertise.  These videos focus on relaying basic concepts or signposting larger pieces of work for a research audience.

Developing training courses

Developing content for face-to-face and online courses.  Working solo or in collaboration with other Fellows and trainers.

Delivering training locally

Organising training within your institution or community using material developed in the Fellowship.

Seeding a local community of practice

Delivering training courses locally and disseminating training materials helps get interested parties together. The activities of the Fellowship aim to help build the grassroots of a local community of practice.

Enhancing training skills and competencies

Benefit from ELIXIR training courses, including Train-the-Trainer, and develop coaching relationships with other Fellows and trainers.

Contributing to international projects

Contribute to RDM best practice and know-how in international resources: FAIR Cookbook, RDMkit

The small print

Each Fellow will receive a £3,000 honorarium (subject to tax) to support activities focused on writing
and delivering training in the arena of data management to the life science workforce. The payments will be sent in instalments as Fellows finish their agreed tasks.

Therefore, Fellows will receive this payment as individuals instead of as staff members of an organisation. Therefore, the whole amount of the honorarium will be solely given to each Fellow. Tax calculations and the needed paperwork will be handled by the University of Bradford so that Fellows can focus on what they are best at.


University of York
Research Fellow
University of Warwick
Associate Professor
University of Southampton
Research Data Manager
University of Edinburgh
Senior Research Fellow
Oxford Brookes University
Senior Computational Biologist and PhD Candidate
University of Bradford/CRUK
Emma Karoune profile picture
Research Associate
The Alan Turing Institute
Health Data Scientist/Engineer
University of Manchester
Andrew Mason profile picture
Research Fellow
University of York
Phillip Crout profile picture
Knowledge Transfer Facilitator
MRC, University of Cambridge
Gabriela Lopez Gonzalez profile picture
[email protected] Coordinator and HyCRISTAL Project Manager
University of Leeds
Diane Hatziioanou profile picture
Senior Researcher - Epidemiologist
Sonal Henson profile picture
University of Nottingham
Nilam Khan profile picture
Research Fellow
Born in Bradford - NHS University of Bradford
Interests My research and training interests lie in a wide range of biological and biomedical sciences fields, from comparative genomics and evolutionary studies to neuroscience research and personalised medicine. I am interested in developing and delivering material in several aspects of bioinformatics and biological data management. My teaching philosophy is the generation of an opportunity to inspire and empower, comprised of a combination of course instruction and student mentorship. I’m aiming at fostering the acquisition of a base of concepts and learning skills to facilitate a person to engage in further learning and independent thinking. My work I am mainly focused on studying the molecular mechanism of neuropsychological disorders and brain tumours. I aim to investigate the molecular origins of diseases and develop novel methods for diagnosis and prognosis, such as designing more targeted treatment strategies. It involves methods originating from systems biology, NGS and “omics” technologies, large multi-dimensional data integration and interpretation, and clinical informatics. I am also the course leader of the MSc in Bioinformatics and the module leader of several modules at the MSc and BSc levels related to data analysis and data management. In my free time, I regularly organise and deliver bioinformatics and data analysis workshops at several Universities across the UK and other European countries profile picture
Lecturer in Biology (Bioinformatics)
Teeside University
Lijing Lin profile picture
Translational Research Bioinformatician
University of Manchester
Ciara Loughrey profile picture
PhD candidate
Hull York Medical School/University of York
Sandra Ng Profile picture
Data Scientist/Researcher
Queen Mary University of London
Richard Ostler profile picture
Rothamsted Research
Edward Parkinson profile picture
PhD candidate
Cardiff University
Adam Partridge profile picture
Open Research Training Lead
University of Sheffield
Toryn Poolman profile picture
Teaching Fellow
Manuel Lera Ramirez profile picture
Research Fellow - Biocurator
Krister Jazz Urog profile picture
Research Software Engineer
Earlham Institute


This project was funded as part of the UKRI Innovation Scholars: Data Science Training in Health and Bioscience call (DaSH). (MR/V038966/1)