Training the trainers: Data Management and FAIR data principles in university curricula
15 September 2021

The European University Association and the University of Amsterdam as part of the FAIRsFAIR project are organising a workshop on “Training the trainers: Data Management and FAIR data principles in university curricula”. The event will take place on 15 September 2021 starting at 10:00 CEST.

The workshop will address the needs and challenges encountered by teachers and trainers of research data management (RDM) and FAIR principles in higher education institutions, providing a platform for discussion and mutual learning.

Partners of the FAIRsFAIR project will present the main recommendations from the “FAIR Competence Framework for Higher Education”, related to defining the Body of Knowledge, learning outcomes and learning units for FAIR data education in university curricula. The project will also provide information on the ongoing development of the “FAIR Adoption Handbook for Universities” (working title) to support practical curricula and course design.

Participants will also have the opportunity to share their views and experiences and learn more from champion universities in Europe presenting their good practices in RDM and FAIR data training.



  • Welcome - slides
    • Bregt Saenen, FAIRsFAIR and European University Association
  • FAIR data principle and Data Stewardship in academic curricula: perspectives from the FAIRsFAIR project
    • Presentation of the “FAIR Competence Framework for Higher Education” and Data Stewardship Body of Knowledge - slides
      • Yuri Demchenko, FAIRsFAIR and University of Amsterdam
    • Lessons learned from the FAIRsFAIR Data Steward instructor training series - slides
      • Hugh Shanahan, FAIRsFAIR and University of London
  • EOSC Association Task Force on Data stewardship curricula and career paths - slides
    • Ilire Hasani-Mavriqi, Graz University of Technology
    • Francesca Frontini, ILC CNR
  • Meeting the needs and challenges of RDM and FAIR data trainers 
    • Breakout rooms on (building) best practices for universities
  • Wrap-up 



Workshop Video


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