Workshop Working on Data Stewardship? Meet your Peers!

Date: 01 DEC 2017 

LCRDM and UKB working group Research Data (in collaboration with SURFacademy) organized the second edition of the networking meeting for colleagues working in the new data professions. During the meeting, participants got to know each other and learned from each other’s experiences.

01 Dec 2017
Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht (locatie Uithof)
Prior knowledge needed?
Meeting type

This second edition of the networking meeting aimed to connect those working in the new data professions, such as data stewards, data scientists, and research data managers.

Several speakers gave 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 discussed about specific topics in break out sessions. Examples of these topics were project management, data management plans, and collaborating and sharing data in the cloud.

For whom?

This networking meeting was relevant for 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 this role, such as data steward, data scientist, or research data manager.


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

10.00 hrs Coffee and tea
  Plenary session
10.10 hrs

Word of welcome by Tessa Pronk 

10.15 hrs

Data manager, steward, officer, controller, ...? Who are you and what do you do? 
by Rob Gommans (Radboud University and member LCRDM working group Engagement)

10.30 hrs

5-minute pitch: Data Stewards are working from various focal points. Their role can be advisory, analytical, or focusing om project management, faculty support etc. In this session four stewards will enlighten their specific role

  • Advisor (Delft University) - Jasper van Dijck
  • Data Manager UMC (Radboud UMC) - Mirjam Brullemans
  • Manager Projects (University Utrecht) - Frans de Liagre Bohl
  • Data Manager Research Institute  (Radboud University) – Rob Gommans
11.15 hrs

Break-out sessions 1:


How do Data Stewards deal with privacy: the Code of Conduct for personal data and the GDPR in practice.
by Marlon Domingus (Erasmus University; chair LCRDM WG Legal Aspects)  


Monitoring versus support: What's the difference? Dividing RDM tasks between institutional data stewards and a central support desk (University Library)
by Mijke Jetten, Maaike Messelink (Radboud University Library)  


Shades of Open
by Rob Hooft (Dutch Tech Center for Life Sciences/DTL; member LCRDM WG Engagement) and Ton Smeele (University Utrecht; member LCRDM WG Engagement)

12.00 hrs

Room change

12.05 hrs Plenary:Feedback on break-out sessions
12.20 hrs Lunch and networking opportunity 
13.15 hrs

Plenary: And the right answer to this question is…. Test your RDM Knowledge Quizzzz

13.45 hrs

Break-out sessions 2:


Case 1: Metadata: data on data – how to handle metadata in all day RDM practice at Utrecht University 
by  Frans de Liagre Bohl (UU)  


Case 2: Data Stewardship based on working with a Digital Research Environment  - RDM practice at Radboud University Medical Center 
by Ariaan Siezen (Radboud University Medical Center)

3.  Case 3: Research Data Management in the Cloud: Current Practices, Tools and Challenges
by Rob Gommans (Radboud University/Member LCRDM WG Engagement)

Case 4: Carrots or Sticks – Cultivating, Sharing, Curating and Preserving Data
by Henk van den Hoogen (Maastricht University/Member LCRDM WG Engagement)

14.45 hrs

Room change

14.50 hrs

Plenary: Feedback on break-out sessions

15.05 hrs Tea break
15.30 hrs

Plenary: Tools, Tips & Tricks from LCDRM and UKB WG RD

15.45 hrs Plenary: How to motivate engagement?
by Jasmin Böhmer (Delft University/4TU Research Data) & Rosie Higman (Research Data Librarian, University of Manchester, UK)
16.15 hrs Closure
16.30 hrs Drinks and networking opportunity 


More information

  • 1st Networking Meeting: Working on Data Stewardship? Meet Your Peers! – 3rd October 2017
  • 3rd Networking Meeting Working on Data Stewardship? Meet Your Peers! March 2018

For more information please contact Ingeborg Verheul. Coördinator Landelijk Coördinatiepunt Research Data Management.

Latest modifications 08 Dec 2017