Hogeschool Leiden

Introduction to FAIR Data Stewardship

  • Cursus
  • Informatics
  • Start 8 September 2021
  • Duration 6 days
  • Engelstalig
  • Statement of participation


Research – in general terms – produces ever more data. It is desirable that this research data remains usable for follow-up research. In practice, this proves difficult.

The FAIR principles have been formulated to address this issue. Data must be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. One of the ways to ensure this is to incorporate data stewards in research teams. These data stewards ensure that data is and remains FAIR in research projects.

In this course, which has been developed in collaboration with the GO-FAIR Foundation, you will gain knowledge and basic skills associated with FAIR data stewardship.

Aimed at
This course is designed for those who wish to work as a data steward in a research environment or are closely associated with data stewardship.

Prior knowledge
We assume that you have above average ICT skills and that you have an understanding of and skills in the area of data comparable to the level of the Introduction to Data Science & Technology course. If this knowledge is lacking, then the course Introduction to Data Science & Technology would be a very suitable introduction into the course Introduction to FAIR Data Stewardship.

Centre for Bioscience and Diagnostics

This course is part of the courses for professionals organized by Centre for Bioscience and Diagnostics (CBD). Our discipline, life science and health, is always changing and that is what makes it so inspiring. The CBD develops and runs a broad-based portfolio of training courses that take place at the University of Applied Sciences Leiden

Curious? Check out the current course offer (in Dutch).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What will you learn

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  1. Explain the FAIR principles;
  2. Make existing or future research data FAIR;
  3. Write a data management plan;
  4. Explain what the duties and responsibilities of a FAIR Data Steward are.






Comparable courses

CBD offers various courses, master classes, workshops and other training programs. We will be developing more Informatics courses in the future. 

View all current courses


Six interactive lessons of four hours with theory and assignments. The next course dates are 8, 15, 22, 29 September, 6, 13 October and 3 November 2021.




What are the FAIR principles and why are they important?


Making research data FAIR: part 1. Making research data accessible to researchers.


Intermezzo in preparation for the following lesson: semantic modelling and ontologies.


Making research data FAIR: part 2. Making research data FAIR for both humans and machines.


Writing a data management plan.


The activities of a FAIR Data Steward.

Mischa Barthel will share his knowledge during this course.

Hogeschool Leiden

At Centrum Bioscience en Diagnostiek a tailor-made programme is also a possibility. The power of this is that we can focus directly to the unique work situation and training needs of the organisation. You can choose for an incompany training (for a group of employees) or a individual training. 

More information?
Want to know more about tailor-made programmes, contact us via 071-5188743/753 or cbd@hsleiden.nl.

Register for this course

The next course will start on 8 September 2021. If you are interested in this course please register before 28 July 2021. You can register here for the online course and here for the course at location.

For this course no early booking fee is applicable. All courses are subject to the terms and conditions of Hogeschool Leiden (in Dutch).

Practical information

Planning to participate at the course Introduction to FAIR Data Stewardship? Here you will find the practical information about this course.

Target audience 
This course is designed for those who wish to work as a data steward in a research environment or are closely associated with data stewardship.

The course will be given at one of Hogeschool Leiden’s locations and will be simultaneously streamed online via Teams.

This course is co-developed and co-taught by the Hogeschool Leiden and the GO-FAIR Foundation.

Medium of instruction 
The course will be given in English

Couse dates
8, 15,22 September, 6, 13 October and 3 November 2021

13.00 - 17.00h

24 hours of theory and practice 

Proof of participation. There will be a possibility to further elaborate the assignments at home and to compile a portfolio. This portfolio will then be assessed and the course will be concluded with an assessment meeting. A certificate will be issued following a positive assessment.

Please register before 28 July 2021
You can register here for the online course and here for the course on site

Course fee
€ 840,-

For this course no early booking fee is applicable.

Centrum Bioscience en Diagnostiek (CBD)

Het vakgebied life science en health staat nooit stil. Samen met diverse partners uit het werkveld ontwikkelt het CBD daarom opleidingen en nascholingen die inspelen op wat er, nu én in de toekomst, nodig is in de sector.