Published January 12, 2022 | Version v1
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Module 1. Introduction to RDM, FAIR and Open Science

  • 1. DCC
  • 2. DANS
  • 3. STFC


This module is a part of the introductory online course “Data Steward Training”. In this course learners will develop the skills and gain knowledge on how to be a successful data steward. 

By the end of this module, learners will:

  • Be able to explain the difference between FAIR and Open Data to researchers.

  • Be able to make data FAIR by using a set of practical guidelines and tools.

  • Understand the range of skills and knowledge associated with data stewardship.

  • Be aware of different approaches to stewardship service provision.

  • Be able to identify key elements that help make research data discoverable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.

  • Be able to practise making data FAIR. 

This module is suitable for data stewards and trainers seeking introductory learning material. It will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the module. 

The materials include video presentations, full video transcripts, PowerPoint presentations and various learning activities and resources to support learning.

This learning material has been developed in collaboration with the FAIRsFAIR and EOSC Synergy projects and has been adapted from the Data Steward Instructor Training Workshops run throughout 2020 and 2021. The 

The Data Steward Training course contains a total of 5 modules, each of which has been uploaded to Zenodo separately. Please see the related identifiers for the DOI's for each module. Please note: that module 4 (Data Management Plans) has been re-used and was originally published as module 8 of the EOSC synergy course: Bringing synergy to better data management and research in Europe -


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