ELIXIR-UK has partnered with the Software Sustainability Institute to build a Fellowship Programme to support and fund Data Stewards to train researchers in how to manage and share data in the life sciences. This programme is funded by the UKRI innovation scholars award and we look to recruit a total cohort of 20 Data Stewards in the life sciences through 2 rounds of applications through 2021-2022.
Each Fellow will receive a £3,000 honorarium, subject to tax, to support activities focused on writing and delivering training material in the arena of data management to a target audience of individuals working in the life sciences. This Fellowship aims to recruit applicants who work with data day-to-day, to build a community of Data Stewards with practical experience of contemporary life science data management in the UK.
This is a fantastic opportunity for those passionate about data management and training. We envisage that this programme will contribute to the professionalisation of data stewardship, which has often been underrepresented in the life science community. Join us and become empowered to develop communities, network with others who share your goals and learn new skills that will benefit you and your collaborators.
Fellows will be given training, develop teaching material in their area of specialism and take our data steward training into their own institutions. We hope that this will expand the reach of data steward training across the UK and to provide a network for people working in this area