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Digital Skills for FAIR and Responsible Open Science: Co-creating the Content, Structure and Pathways

This workshop proposal from the Skills4EOSC and PATTERN projects together with the EOSC Association’s Data Stewardship Curricula and Career Paths Task Force aims to promote new approaches to address competence gaps in Open Science (OS) and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), clarify the role profiles and career paths of data professionals, and help design high quality FAIR learning resources for learners and educators.

This workshop proposal from the Skills4EOSC and PATTERN projects together with the EOSC Association’s Data Stewardship Curricula and Career Paths Task Force aims to promote new approaches to address competence gaps in Open Science (OS) and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), clarify the role profiles and career paths of data professionals, and help design high quality FAIR learning resources for learners and educators.

Using a pedagogical approach inspired by “Double Loop Learning” (Eberle and Childress, 2005), the workshop combines panel presentations and co-construction groups, focused around two main topics: (1) Competences, learning and career paths, including the landscape and recommendations of the EOSC-A TF on Data Stewardship Curricula and Career Paths, plus some of the Skills4EOSC project outputs such as defining Minimum Viable Skillsets (MVS) for Data Stewards and other roles; also, (2) training methodologies, quality assurance and engagement will be including the Skills4EOSC project methodology to develop learning materials that are FAIR-by-Design, to ensure their maximum reusability within the community and to foster engagement and motivation. We’ll invite feedback on these approaches and aim to explore how they can be implemented within participants’ organisations. Moreover, PATTERN will host discussions aimed at building the foundations of a quality framework for training in OS and RRI through a co-creation and participatory method that draws on the collective knowledge, skills and experience of participants.

The event will address the proposed themes, combining panel presentations and interactive activities. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in group discussions, case studies, and instant polls on opportunities for institutions and research infrastructures to respond to the recommendations and approaches, and for projects to identify synergies across these approaches that would assist their take-up. The “single-loop learning” will consist of the presentations showcasing challenges and needs, methods, tools and opportunities, as well as existing actions and outcomes. This will be linked to a “double loop learning” where mutual learning and community co-creation will take place by asking everyone to contribute to specific statements, and drawing on the experiences, knowledge and skills of the participants towards the resolution of mutual needs and challenges.

By building on the results of Skills4EOSC and PATTERN projects as well as those from the EOSC-A Task Force, the workshop aims at achieving the following learning outcomes:

  • Learning the new methodology for FAIR-by-Design learning materials, and how it ensures maximum reusability within the community.
  • Improving development and reuse of OS and RRI training resources through a common understanding of quality, fairness and the needs of learners.
  • Clarifying Data Stewards’ roles, core activities and specialisations, and how their skillsets can include OS as part of their own career trajectory and those of others.
  • Understanding the concept of Minimum Viable Skillsets (MVS) and how it may be applied to inform curricula and career paths for Data Stewards.

Overall, the workshop aims to help participants focus on digital skills necessary for RRI and FAIR and Open Science and ensure the maximum reusability of digital learning materials.

Presentations are available here


  • DATE:
    25 September 2023
  • ROOM:
    Auditorium 200



Emma Lazzeri

Consortium GARR

Cristina Lagido

Aarhus University

Andrea Giraldo Sevilla

Learning Planet Institute

Ilire Hasani-Mavriqi

Graz University of Technology

Short Bios

  • Emma Lazzeri

    Emma Lazzeri works for Consortium GARR, Italy, on the definition of strategies, tools and on training on topics related to Open Science. She is member of numerous Italian and European working groups in the Open Science field and coordinator of Skills4EOSC, a coordination and support action funded by the European Commission and UK Research and Innovation to create a network of European competence centers for open science. Emma holds a PhD in Innovative Technologies from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy, and a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy.
  • Cristina Lagido

    Cristina Lagido works for the PATTERN project, funded by the European Commission to map, repurpose, and develop training for researchers in open and responsible science and innovation. A biologist by training (Degree in Biology at the University of Lisbon, Portugal and PhD in Microbiology, Scotland), she worked for many years in interdisciplinary research, developing a strong interest for open science, science communication, and mentoring of early career researchers. She retrained in science communication and science in society (MSc in Science Studies, University of Aarhus, Denmark), during which time she did internships at communication departments in a university and a pharmaceutical company, as well as a science teacher in a secondary school. In PATTERN, she is responsible for overseeing the mapping and quality assessment of training activities and resources related to transferrable skills training for researchers at all stages of their careers (open access, FAIR data, Citizen Science, gender nondiscrimination and inclusion, research integrity, science communication, leadership and management, and exploitation and dissemination).
  • Andrea Giraldo Sevilla

    For the last 10 years, Andrea has been working in a "middle ground" between evidence-based research and technical development projects for International Organizations such as UNESCO, the European Commission, Development Agencies, such as the French Development Agency (AFD) both at HQ and in the Field in Europe, Latin America, Central Asia and Subsaharan Africa. Her pluridisciplinar educational background started in Systems & Management Engineering with a a B.Eng and M.Eng. at the University of Navarre but her continued training and curiosity brought her to study a BA and MA in Anthropology at Sorbonne University as well as a recently obtained MSc in Digital and Learning Sciences at the Université Paris Cité. She is currently Research Manager at the Citizen Science Team of the Learning Planet Institute's R&D Department led by Muki Haklay. Her work consists on conceiving and developing a Competency Framework for Open RRI and AI-adaptive learning paths for PATTERN Open Research Project through participatory processes. Besides, her PhD at FIRE Doctoral School of the Université Paris Cité is Addressing the connections and socio-cultural challenges in the development of Competency Frameworks and inclusive Learning Paths in Knowledge Graphs. For more info: LinkedIn
  • Ilire Hasani-Mavriqi

    Ilire Hasani-Mavriqi leads the RDM team and the digitization of research at Graz University of Technology. She holds a PhD in Computer Science and has extensive experience in leading the development of collaborative and Open Science tools and services at institutional and national level. She is coordinator of the BMBWF projects FAIR Data Austria and Shared RDM Services & Infrastructure, chair of the Management Board of the Austrian EOSC Mandated Organisation and co-chair of the EOSC-A Task Force Data Stewardship curricula and career paths.



    Presentation: Mapping of training in Open Science and RRI, and Quality criteria (PATTERN) (7 min)

    Presentation: Motivation, engagement and identifying pitfalls in ​learning and introduction to group work (PATTERN) (7 min)

    Mutual learning and Co-creation session (30 min)- Group work, kindly bring your laptop

    Presentation: Data stewardship Curricula and Career Paths (EOSC-A TF on Data Stewardship C&C) - recommendations for data stewardship curricula and career paths. (7 min)

    Presentation: Defining competences for different actors (Skills4EOSC) - how to use Minimum Viable Skillsets to design training for a variety of roles (7 min)

    Q&A and interaction (20 min)

    Presentation: FAIR by design Methodology for learning material (Skills4EOSC) - How to design learning material in compliance with the FAIR principles (15 min)

    Wrap up