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The CODATA-RDA Data Steward school

Daniel Bangert; Joy Davidson; Steve Diggs; Marjan Grootveld; Frans Huigens; Sanjin Muftić; Cristiana Pisoni; Hugh Shanahan; Lina Sitz; Ana Slavec; Sothearath Seang; Shanmugasundaram Venkataraman

Given the expected increase in demand for Data Stewards and Data Stewardship skills it is
clear that there is a need to develop training, education and CPD (continuous professional
development) in this area.
In this paper a brief introduction will be provided to the origins of the definitions of Data
Stewardship. Also it notes the present tendency towards equivalence between Data
Stewardship skills and FAIR principles. It then focuses on one specific training event – the
pilot Data Stewardship strand of the CODATA-RDA Research Data Science schools that was
held in Trieste in August 2019. The paper will discuss the overall curriculum for the pilot
school, how it matches with FAIR4S framework, and findings from the students and
instructors on how to improve the school.

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