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Katarzyna Biernacka (Sub-Working Group Training/Further Education of the DINI/nestor WG Research Data), Sarah Jones (GÉANT), Rabea Müller (The Carpentry Germany, Austria, Switzerland),  Daniel Wibberg (de.NBI / ELIXIR-DE Training)


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Berlin Adlershof
Erwin Schrödinger-Zentrum Adlershof
Rudower Chaussee 26
12489 Berlin
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Who is this event for:

  • Roles working with Life Science data, irrespective of career stage.
  • Researchers at all career stages, including PhD students
  • Data Stewards
  • Core support (Bio)informaticians
  • Technicians
  • Facility Operators
  • Research Software Engineers
  • IT Support Staff
  • Data Policy Officers
  • Anyone passionate about data management training in the life sciences
  • From Germany, Europe and Worldwide

On our quest to cultivate and support research data management, we RDM trainers (also educators, consultants, data stewards, managers, officers, or similar) profit from exchange: Sharing our materials, learning from each other‘s experiences, and providing advice helps us to help researchers and other stakeholders. Thus, let’s congregate in person to facilitate and foster our network. The goal of our first RDM Trainer Network Meeting is to boost the community or "fellowship" of like-minded actors willing to connect and collaborate. 

Three focal topics are set to guide contributions and discussions: (1) We aim to learn how other RDM trainers see themselves and how they interpret and tackle their tasks; (2) we hope to collect tried-and-tested methods and trainings; and (3) we intend to explore potential applications of recent gamification approaches. The agenda includes opportunities for exchange and exploration along with a poster session as well as keynotes chosen to instigate further reflection and networking. Additionally, you can join us in the informal satellite activities to make the most of your trip to Berlin.

This RDM Trainer Network Meeting is organized by de.NBI/ELIXIR-DE in the framework of ELIXIR-CONVERGE and the Sub-Working Group Training/Further Education of the DINI/nestor WG Research Data. It takes place in Berlin Adlershof at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in person on the 21. & 22. June 2023 and attendance is free of charge. We invite everyone working in RDM training and education and look forward to the formation of a strong, connected fellowship.

Draft Schedule:

Day 0 (20.06.)
16:00 - 19:00 Networking in Treptower Park
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner (Self-paid)

Day 1 (21.06.)
10:00 - 11:30 Registration & Early Bird Coffee
11:30 - 11:40 Welcome - Daniel Wibberg
11:40 - 11:50 Daniel Wibberg - Introduction to de.NBI / ELIXIR-DE
11:50 - 12:00 Katarzyna Biernacka - Introduction to Sub-Working Group Training/Further Education of the DINI/nestor WG Research Data
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Rabea Müller - Beyond Lectures: The Carpentries' Interactive Approach to Data Science Education
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:30 Flash Talks - Poster Introduction
15:30 - 16:30 Poster Session & Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00 RDM-Game Night
18:00 - 22:00 Social Event - Working Dinner with background music

Day 2 (22.06.)
09:30 - Early Bird Coffee
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome
10:15 - 12:00 Open Table & Coffee 
12:00 - 12:50 Sarah Jones - Tips and tricks on RDM training
12:50 - 13:00 Good Bye / Official End
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
15:30 - 17:45 Networking event on a boat
18:30 - 22:00 Dinner (Self-paid)

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Data Policy Declaration 

Call for Posters

We highly encourage you to prepare a poster for the RDM Trainer Network Meeting! The poster session is planned to foster exchange regarding perspectives on “the job” – thus, we would like to invite introductions of initiatives or institutes, how and with which methods or material they teach RDM, lessons learned, and/or what they aspire or plan to undertake.

We have 30 slots for posters (A0, portrait) and corresponding lightning talks (1 minute of teasing your poster), which we will select from your abstracts.

To propose your poster for the session, please send your poster title and a short abstract (<200 words) of your presented initiative/institution and one or two focal aspects by 30 April 12 May via the registration form. We will select contributions and get back to you.