On 28 October 2014, Dr Andrew Cox provided a workshop on training professional staff to support research data services. This was delivered during ‘Open Research Data: The Future of Science’ at the École Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.
Professional staff in IT, research administration and libraries play a key role in supporting research data management and open access. Dr Cox’s workshop explored the issues around designing training for existing staff to support research data services. It provided a framework for participants to reflect systematically about who should be trained, who should do the training, what knowledge and mindsets need to be developed and what pedagogic approach will be most effective.
Participants also explored learning resources that already exist, including those created as part of RDMRose and the concepts behind learning about research data management as a wicked problem.