Workshop Working on data stewardship? Meet your peers!

Date: 03 OCT 2017 

SURFacademy, in collaboration with LCRDM and UKB working group Research Data, are organizing this networking meeting for colleagues working in the new data professions. During the meeting, participants will get to know each other and learn from each other’s experiences.

03 Oct 2017
SURF, Utrecht
Prior knowledge needed?
Subject type
Practical skills
Meeting type

This networking meeting aims to connect those working in the new data professions, such as data stewards, data scientists, and research data managers. Several speakers will give presentations on aspects of these new data professions, such as the position and responsibilities of the data steward within the organisation, and how to motivate engagement. In addition to these presentations, participants will discuss specific topics in break out sessions. Examples of these topics are project management, data management plans, and collaborating and sharing data in the cloud.


Day chair: Tessa Pronk (Universiteit Utrecht, chair UKB working group Research Data)

10.00 Coffee and tea
10.15 Plenary discussion/presentation

Data manager, steward, officer, controller, ...? Who are you and what do you do? 

(Rob Gommans, Radboud University and member LCRDM working group Engagement

  (Legal) position within the organization and responsibilities of data stewards

Break-out sessions 1

  How to handle DMP's

Feedback van break-out sessions 1




Code of conduct in revision (and the GDPR)

(Marlon Domingus, Erasmus University and chair LCRDM working group Legal)


Break-out sessions 2


Cultivating sharing, curating, and preserving data

(Jacquelijn Ringersma, Wageningen University & Research Library; Chair LCRDM Working Group Engagement en Henk van den Hoogen, Maastricht University; Member LCRDM WG Engagement)


Research Data Management in the Cloud: Current Practices, Tools, and Challenges

(Rob Gommans, Radboud University/Member LCRDM Working Group Engagement)


Coffee break, including feedback from break-out sessions


How to motivate engagement

(Marte Teperek, TU Delft)

16.00 Wrap up
16.15 Drinks and information market/posters


For whom?

This meeting is relevant to colleagues working in the new data professions at universities and research institutes. These people provide research data management support to researchers. Various job titles refer to his role, such as data steward, data scientist, or research data manager.

Maximum amount of participants is 35. Spoken language is English.