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The RDM training & support catalogue landscape

Sept 21, 09.30 - 11.00 CEST

The session will be of interest to those working in research support, infrastructure development - in particular related to the EOSC-, library staff, data stewards, as well as anyone involved in train-the-trainer activities.

Interdisciplinary collaborations : Networks, services, methods
Training and skills for open science

Research Data Management, Catalogues, Train-the-trainer, Semantic interoperability, Capacity building

Learning objectives:

  • Participants are aware of catalogues that have been developed.
  • Catalogues have exchanged experiences and best practices on standards and rules of participation and have identified the challenges
  • Possible actions to tackle these challenges and to increase interaction have been identified

RDM training and support has been identified as a major challenge in many organisations. Increasingly resources are invested in data steward teams to take up the task of training researchers. Naturally data stewards must also be trained to take up the job at hand. Many materials are produced to support professional development and train-the-trainer activities for researchers, data stewards and others involved in enabling FAIR and Open research. Many European funded projects have developed catalogues or intend to do so, sometimes with a particular discipline or profile in mind. They each have their peculiarities but encounter similar challenges and decisions to make. In the EOSC context a catalogue of catalogues has been proposed by the Training and Skills WG, to improve FAIRness of training materials. Building on two previous events organised by INFRAEOSC-5 projects, and ongoing collaboration with the Research Data Alliance (RDA) interest group on Education and Training in Handling Research Data (IGETHRD), this workshop will help consolidate further steps to improve sustainability of catalogues, and their technical and semantic interoperability. In this workshop we aim to describe and compare several catalogues developed. We will investigate solutions to interact and we will formulate advice on how to proceed in the future to sustainably catalogue the training resources needed for researchers and data stewards to make digital research objects that are FAIR and open'.


9.30 - 9.40       Welcome by the Community of Practice for training coordinators by Iryna Kuchma, EIFL [presentation]

9.40 - 10.00     Updates and introductions:

  • RDA IG ETHRD minimal metadata learning resources  focus group by Elizabeth Newbold, STFC [presentation]
  • Terms4FAIRskills by Laura Molloy, CODATA and Allyson Lister, University of Oxford [presentation]
  • Two minute madness on catalogues: 
    • EOSC Pillar by Paula Oset Garcia, Ghent University [presentation]
    • SSHOC Training Discovery Toolkit by Ellen Leenarts, DANS [presentation]
    • Dariah Campus by Vicky Garnett, DARIAH [presentation]
    • ELIXIR TeSS by Celia van Gelder, DTL [presentation]
    • EOSC Future by Lucia Vaira, LifeWatch ERIC [presentation]

10.00 - 10.55               Challenges and discussions:

  • Controlled vocabularies
  • Data model            
  • Curation process
  • Sustainability

10.55 – 11.00              Wrap-up


Elizabeth Newbold, STFC
Allyson Lister, University of Oxford, FAIRsharing
  • @allysonlister
  • @OpenAIRE_eu
Laura Molloy, CODATA
  • @CODATANews
Paula Oset Garcia, Ghent University Library (Contributor)
Ellen Leenarts, DANS
  • @EllenLeen
  • @dans_knaw_nwo
Vicky Garnett, DARIAH
  • @Vickstar79
  • @DARIAHeu
Celia van Gelder, DTL/ELIXIR-NL
  • @celia_vgelder
  • @DTL_nl
Lucia Vaira, LifeWatch ERIC
Iryna Kuchma, EIFL/OpenAIRE
  • @irynakuchma
  • @OpenAIRE_eu