Published January 15, 2020 | Version v1
Conference paper Open

The CODATA-RDA Data Steward school

  • 1. University of Göttingen
  • 2. University of Glasgow
  • 3. University of California San Diego (UCSD)
  • 4. Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
  • 5. University of Cape Town
  • 6. University of Bergamo
  • 7. University of London
  • 8. International Centre for Theoretical Physics
  • 9. InnoRenew CoE
  • 10. Université Côte d'Azur
  • 11. University of Edinburgh


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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