status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Peter Neish, Romain DAVID, Debora Drucker, Christina Drummond, Yan Wang, Niklas Zimmer, Graham Parton, Jaana Pinnick

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison:


This is the webpage of the RDA Interest Group on professionalising data stewardship. 

  • The idea to create an interest group was raised in a BoF session during the 14th Plenary (Helsinki), and a first informal group of interested people was established.
  • At the 15th Virtual Plenary, as second BoF session was organised.
  • The group was formally endorsed around the 16th Virtual Plenary, which we celebrated during our VP16 breakout session.
  • We presented the first outcomes of the first three task groups (see below) at the VP17 breakout session
  • Currently, we are preparing for the group's VP18 break out session.

Are you curious about our ambitions, goals and activities. Make sure to read our charter (via the 'charter' tab on this webpage). We currently have eight active task groups, tackling the following challenges: 

  • TG1. a business case for data stewardship
  • TG2. data stewardship terminology
  • TG3. the integration of data stewardship across an organisation
  • TG4. job profiles for data stewards
  • TG5. training for data stewards
  • TG6. career tracks for data stewards
  • TG7. networking and knowledge exchange
  • TG8. certification. 

 

Most task groups could use active engagement. Each task group/challenge has its own channel in the PDS IG Slack community, so make sure to join the channel of your interest if you want to help out (read here on how to join a channel).

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27
June
2022

RDA Plenary Outcomes and RDA-US Webinar 30th June

by Graham Parton

Thanks to all those able to make the RDA Professionalising Data Stewardship IG session at RDA 19. The session heard from a number of the task groups with updated on the various outputs of the Interest Group as well as from the EOSC Task Force on Data Stewardship Curricula and Career Paths. Particular highligts were:
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27
June
2022

RDA Plenary Outcomes and RDA-US Webinar 30th June

by Graham Parton

Thanks to all those able to make the RDA Professionalising Data Stewardship IG session at RDA 19. The session heard from a number of the task groups with updated on the various outputs of the Interest Group as well as from the EOSC Task Force on Data Stewardship Curricula and Career Paths. Particular highligts were:
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27
June
2022

RDA Plenary Outcomes and RDA-US Webinar 30th June

by Graham Parton

Thanks to all those able to make the RDA Professionalising Data Stewardship IG session at RDA 19. The session heard from a number of the task groups with updated on the various outputs of the Interest Group as well as from the EOSC Task Force on Data Stewardship Curricula and Career Paths. Particular highligts were:
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27
June
2022

Data Steward Career Tracks survey

by Yan Wang

Dear RDA members,   (apologies for cross-posting)   Our RDA Professionalising Data Stewardship Interest Group is conducting a survey on Data Steward Career Tracks. Research Data Management (RDM) professionals like Data Stewards are playing an increasingly vital role in research practices. However, such role has not been recognized as a profession in the academic system.   
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22
June
2022

Certificate Course Data Steward at Uni Vienna at RDA Plenary

by Tereza Kalová

Dear PDS IG members, I will be presenting our new certificate course "Data Steward" at the RDA Plenary breakout session 7 Global Communities in Data Training and Education Improving Our World on June 23 at 02:30 UTC. The English-language course is set to start in October 2022 and is open internationally with one week of contact classes at the University of Vienna as well as online modules spread out over two semesters. If you cannot make the session, feel free to check out the course website and the slides. Looking forward to seeing some of you there! Tereza
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June
2022
27
May
2022

Invitation and Help with Promotion for “Professionalising Data Stewardship | Global Updates To Inform RDA Community” Webinar taking place 30 June

by Yolanda Meleco

Dear members of the Professionalising Data Stewardship Interest Group, We are pleased to announce our next webinar in RDA’s 2022 Webinar series, “Professionalising Data Stewardship | Global Updates To Inform RDA Community”, takes place 30 June at 14:00 UTC.
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14
April
2022

RDA Plenary 19 Draft Programme Now Available

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Group Chairs, The RDA 19th Plenary draft programme is now available: https://www.rd-alliance.org/rdas-19th-plenary-programme-0. Please note that the Plenary programme is a part of the International Data Week programme that can be accessed at https://www.rd-alliance.org/international-data-week-2022-programme.
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25
March
2022

RDA Plenary 19 as a part of IDW 2022 - Notification of Acceptance

by Secretariat Group Account

Dear Chairs of the Professionalising Data Stewardship IG, Congratulations! Your RDA Plenary 19 (P19) session application titled Professionalising Data Stewardship | Global Updates and RDA PDS Effort Planning has been approved. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.
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04
March
2022

P19 session proposals submissions

by Irina Hope

Dear group members,  Thank you for submitting your session proposal for the Plenary 19 titled ‘Professionalising Data Stewardship | Global Updates and RDA PDS Effort Planning’.  A review of all submitted proposals is now underway. Notifications of sessions acceptance will be sent out by Thursday, 24th March.  Please contact the RDA Secretariat at enquiries@rd-alliance.org with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your submission.  
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