Data Steward Education – coordination or competition, Copenhagen

Data Stewards are an acutely needed “humanware” in the labour market. The Data Steward is the interface between infrastructure and applications (data) and processes and staff (culture) in organisations of the 21st century. Different educational approaches to data stewardship certification already exist internationally within industry, but are still early-stage initiatives at universities.

This 1-day conference will explore the interest and requirements for a nationally coordinated effort towards assessing the demand for Data Stewards in Denmark and aims for valuable input from industry, universities and the public sector.

Data stewardship in research and data intensive organisations

Professionalization of data stewardship can lift goals of data governance, as organisations are accountable for their compliance with requirements from regulatory frameworks concerning responsible management of data in, f.x terms of customer services, GDPR and it-security. Data Stewards also have an important role as facilitators of FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data, which is key to the future of data-driven research and enterprises producing data and services.

Conference programme

The conference programme features leading edge implementations of FAIR data stewardship in life sciences, discussions on data stewardship within researcher communities, experiences from the potential market of data stewardship within industry and national initiatives from public sector and universities. Finally, the conference invites you to an open discussion among the audience and invited speakers on the state of Data Stewardship education in Denmark and beyond.

See the preliminary programme.

The conference is in English and open to all that have an interest in data stewardship, data management, FAIR data, e.g. data management professionals, researchers, administrators and funders.

Participation is free of charge and includes lunch, morning coffee and light refreshments in the afternoon.

Registration closes on October 1st at 10 AM.

The conference is organised by the National Forum for Data Management (DM Forum) as part of the interinstitutional project: National Coordination of Data Stewardship education in Denmark.

Participate in a survey for developing a Data Stewardship education

DM Forum has launched a survey for developing a Data Stewardship education in Denmark. Help them define the activities, skills and practice for future data stewards in Denmark. 

Read more about the survey here:

Conference details

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10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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