Call for Data Champions at the University of Cambridge

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Are you passionate about good research data management?

Do you support FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reuseable) research principles?

Are you looking to boost your career with some peer and researcher engagement?

The Research Data Facility at the Office of Scholarly Communication are looking for people who would like to volunteer to become Data Champions within their departments, institutes and colleges to provide local expertise about research data management (RDM) issues.

Who can become a Data Champion?

Anyone interested in research data management and sharing who would like to become the local expert on research data management (RDM). We welcome researchers, students, librarians, IT managers, data managers, other members of staff and anyone with a keen interest in RDM.

What will be required of me?

  • Data Champions promote good RDM and support for FAIR research principles in a variety of ways. For example:
  • Delivering workshops on data handling and other related training at their departments/institutions
  • One to one mentoring
  • Promoting/participating in development of data management tools
  • Participating in open research studies
  • Other relevant activities

Individual Champions have opportunities for personal and professional development by interacting with their community at the University and by participating in external trainings and meetings. Champions are also encouraged to participate in and liaison with similar local and international initiatives or activities across the globe.

As a community, Data Champions communicate with each other (personally, via internet and during bimonthly Data Champion Forums) to share their experience and discuss about progress, achievements, problems and any other issues.

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a Data Champion via the Research Data Facility website and apply via this form by Tues 27th February:

Find out more about Data Champions in the Department of Chemistry and what open data related activities we have carried out!

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