Skills and actions to reward skills acquisition

22 Nov 2018

Skills and actions to reward skills acquisition

Chair Name and Organisation


Description of the session


We now have good frameworks for understanding the skills that researchers and data stewards need to make the most effective use of environments such as EOSC. But there are concerns that, in the absence of suitable reward frameworks, there is not enough incentive for individuals to acquire those skills or for organisations to make it easy for them to do so. After a brief keynote illustrating these issues, the session will describe the roles stakeholders can take to improve realities and perceptions around rewards for skills development and, through discussion, agree actions that stakeholders can and should take as EOSC develops.


Panel session

What actions should EOSC stakeholders  take to develop FAIR data stewardship skills and provide clear rewards for acquiring and applying these skills?

  • Keynote: Francoise Genova, CDS, (Data & Stewardship skills in the FAIR era)  (10m)
  • Panel chair: Kevin Ashley,  Digital Curation Centre, University of Edinburgh-  EOSCpilot framework of FAIR stewardship skills for science and scholarship FAIR4S (5m)
  • Eva Méndez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (8m) title: From declaration mode to Practical Commitments for Implementation (motivate, train and care about the skills of your researchers)
  • Alastair Dunning, TU Delft ( 8m) title Communication and Culture is Key to good Data Stewardship
  • Q&A, discussion (25m)  also with Ellen Leenarts, DANS and Angus Whyte DCC EOSCpilot/ EOSCpilot