|Estimated time||16 hours|
|Prerequisites||FAIR Awareness (optional)|
|Next steps||AI Essentials/Foundation|
Welcome to the FAIR Data Stewardship learning path. This learning path equips data stewards to build and maintain FAIR Data in their organisation. This course has a focus on the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) to make data FAIR, and to prepare an organisation to implement the FAIR data principles.
We believe that data has become a critical resource in business models today, enabled by technologies and underpinning new ways of working. Data deserves care and a key role in managing data is reserved for the data steward, a person who does more than just managing data. The core responsibilities of the data steward vary from consultancy and policy design, to operational, and technical, ICT-related tasks. In this learning path we focus on the use of FAIR Principles and FAIR data. We discuss the characteristics that are important for good Data Stewardship and we expand these to the implementation and monitoring of the FAIR Principles and FAIR Data.
In addition to the technical content, you will learn the organisational prerequisites for the FAIR Data Steward. By the end of this course you will have the answers to the following questions:
- Why do we need FAIR Data Stewardship?
- What is FAIR Data Stewardship?
- How to implement and embed FAIR Data Stewardship?
- What can it do for me and my organisation?
This course will conclude with a closing lesson and a final quiz. Depending on your score you will be awarded a certificate of attendance. We therefore encourage you to follow the complete course and position yourself with sufficient knowledge and skills to be the indispensable FAIR Data Steward for your organisation.
Enjoy the journey!
Materials for Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
In this course we provide learning materials required to build the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) for the role of FAIR Data Steward.
These KSAs are in turn translated into learning objectives (following Bloom’s taxonomy). In addition to the FAIR Data Steward specific competencies, generic professional competencies, such as good communication and collaboration skills, are also required.