The Fellowship will help with your professional development and allow you to gain skills and experience in training, which can help you to progress in your career. Plus, the £3000 honorarium (subject to tax) means that you have the financial resources to help you develop your training.
You also benefit from being associated with ELIXIR-UK. We have members working in institutions across the UK. As a Fellow, you will have access to this community and the expertise that it brings, including the opportunity to have input into ongoing international research data management projects like the RDMkit and the FAIR Cookbook. ELIXIR-UK is also part of a bigger European infrastructure, and as an ELIXIR-UK Fellow, you will also have access to international communities, training and projects that are part of this organisation.
You will also be able to join steering discussions on Research Data Management and contribute to professionalising the role of Data Stewards and developing a UK-wide community that provides expertise and support to their organisations and each other.
Altogether, as a Fellow, you can shape the future of RDM in the UK and beyond.
Everyone. Everyone that could contribute with Research Data Management know-how in the life sciences, and would be able to train other peers.
This includes all career stages from PhD student to Professor and all data professions, including researchers and research support staff including, but not limited to, core bioinformaticians, Research Software Engineers, biocurators, IT staff, data policy officers, facility staff and managers.
Success will be based on the application process rather than the career stage or job role. Different career stages and roles bring different things to the fellowship, so we are aiming to have a diverse cohort with representatives from different career paths and stages.
If your work involves the management of life science data, including human data, then this fits with our brief for the Fellowship, so please feel welcome to apply, we need expertise in all areas, to cover as many fields as possible.
But remember, the important thing in your application is to show your training target audience in the life sciences and how you would reach this audience, especially as you work in a separate area.
You aren’t less likely to be selected if your area of focus is already featured in other resources, such as the RDMkit and the FAIR Cookbook.
We want the cohort of Fellows to be mixed, so there is room for all areas. Additionally, resources are constantly evolving with input from the community, so it is highly likely that your work contributes to these.
Isn’t that what science is all about? We don’t stop researching in one area just because there’s already enough literature.
Yes, we are happy for Fellows to develop data collection/management systems content. In fact, we welcome applications that focus on any specialism, just remember to justify your reasons and your target audience when applying
The content creation and training delivery, including in-house training in core/basic RDM will take 8-15 days.
We are also asking Fellows to take part in a 4-day Train the Trainer workshop. Fellows are expected to attend networking events, including community calls (1h monthly/bimonthly), and there will be the option to join working group calls and ELIXIR-UK interest groups, which would add 1-2 days total to your commitment.
Transferable skills and lessons from the Fellowship could be applied more widely than in the life sciences. However, this project has been funded to provide data management training to those working in this specific area and thus, your application must show how you will reach this audience specifically.
Please email us at [email protected], and we will get back to you.