Data Management Working group

Launched in October 2020, this Working Group focuses on ELIXIR-UK activities helping researchers to manage their data.

We welcome participation from data stewards, support staff and researchers interested in Research Data Management (RDM) in the life sciences.  We meet over Zoom, on the first Tuesday of every month.  These regular meetings focus on performing and reviewing work around the theme of Data Management and form a point of contact for a growing pan-European network of data expertise within ELIXIR.

If you wish to be involved in the group, please sign up for the mailing list.  Your request will be processed, and if you are part of an ELIXIR-UK member organisation, you will be added to the group.



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Dr Robert Andrews
Data Management Working Group Lead
Cardiff University
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Dr Munazah Andrabi
Data Management Working Group Deputy Lead
The University of Manchester


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Dr Sara Khalil
Data Stewardship Course Developer and Trainer
University of Bradford
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Dr Krzysztof Poterlowicz
Training Coordinator
University of Bradford
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Xènia Pérez Sitjà
Data Stewardship Community Manager
University of Bradford


Projects in 2021 have focused on capacity building and training in Research Data Management, and include:

  • ELIXIR-UK FAIR Data Stewardship Training: funded by the UKRI innovation scholars award and partnering the ELIXIR-UK training working group to build and deliver national training FAIR data stewardship using ELIXIR-UK knowledge and resources.
  • ELIXIR-UK FAIR Data Stewardship Fellowship: a chief deliverable of the UKRI innovation scholars award, to build and support a community of Data Steward Fellows in the UK.  This community will contribute and embed Research Data Management know-how and training activities into UK Universities, Institutes and research communities.
  • RDMkit: an online guide containing good data management practices applicable to research projects from the beginning to the end.
  • FAIR Cookbook: an online resource for the Life Sciences with recipes that help you to make and keep data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR).
  • ELIXIR-CONVERGE: a project funded by the European Commission to build expert networks, training and toolkits for Research Data Management.  Aims include activities to position, sustain and assess impact of these resources, as well as the mobilisation of resources to enable data management and sharing in COVID-19 research.