Training seminar for research data stewardship and e-infrastructures

IMG_8198  From 6th until 9th of July 2016, the LEARN project partner UNIVIE organised a  four-day “Training seminar for research data stewardship and e-infrastructures” within the project e-Infrastructures Austria.

This seminar was targeted at representatives from libraries, research services and IT services that build repositories and research support services at their institutes. The aim of the event was to provide knowledge sharing in research data management and workflows for research processes and digital archiving.

IMG_8539The training seminar was aimed primarily at people in the 26 e-Infrastructures Austria partner institutions, who are in long-term charge of the development of institutional e-infrastructures and research data management services, and therefore subsequently would act as a contact person as well. It should be perceived as a comprehensive event, intended to intensify an awareness-based analysis of technical, organizational and legal issues.

The lecturers were experts from the fields of science community, academic libraries, repository management, IT leads, research services and law. The full program can be consulted here.IMG_8297

The discussions of the participants and lecturers and the evaluation of their feedback have revealed a clear need for knowledge acquisition in the fields of research data management and related e-infrastructures. The majority of the representatives from the research-supporting services sector have already faced individual, specific aspects of digital data management. For this reason, the future relevance of the subject is recognized and the organisers and participants would like to repeat this event in the future – preferably under one umbrella brand such as ‘e-infrastructures Austria’, as consolidating the multipliers all over Austria proved to be very beneficial both organizationally and financially.

The full report can be read here.

Barbara Sánchez Solís works at the University of Vienna and is the Coordinator of the nation-wide project e-Infrastructures Austria

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