Research Data Management Workshop

Academia Raetica

According to Science Europe, research data management refers to the process of handling of research data (collection, organisation, storage, and documentation) during and after a research activity. Best practices in data management ensure that researchers share their data in a FAIR way: findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-useable. Funding agencies and research organisations increasingly require their researchers to develop a data management plan to ensure that all aspects are considered from the start of a research activity on.


Knowing how to manage and organize your research data is now one of the sine qua non conditions to guarantee the quality, durability and reproducibility of your research. In fact, knowing how to manage your research, research data management and research tools ethically is part of the European competence framework for researchers. Today selective funding agencies such as the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the European Commission for Horizon Europe and ERC grant applications are requiring data management plans for research they are funding. This introductory course will offer you the keys to develop the essential knowhow, resources and skills to create a Data Management Plan (DMP) and optimize the management of your research data. Thanks to this workshop you will both enhance and strengthen these must-have skills for researchers while increasing your chances of complying with the new funding agencies’ requirements. 

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the workshop the participants will: 

  • be familiar with best practices regarding the management of research data throughout its life-cycle,

  • learn how to create a Data Management Plan (DMP) conforming to FAIR principles and thus the requirements from funding agencies,

  • understand the basics of legal aspects regarding data sharing according to the principles of FAIR and Open Science,

  • know the best resources and tools to actively manage their data, ensure its reproducibility and long-term preservation.


We create an inclusive and stimulating environment where participants can freely ask questions and not only learn from the trainers but also from each other. We provide concrete resources, strategies and tools to tackle research data management in a smart and personalized way. We empower participants to cultivate curiosity and build connections among each other to fine-tune their own tailored strategies for long-term research data management. In order to facilitate this, we use different methods in our training: theory inputs will be interspersed with various interactive elements, group-work and plenary discussions. An active participation of all participants and the ability to share experiences will contribute to fully benefit from this workshop. The participants who wish to gain ECTS for their graduate studies, will be given relevant and tailored homework at the end of the first workshop day, which they will need to hand during the second day of the workshop. Plea­se check beforehand with your su­per­vi­sor at your uni­ver­si­ty, if the cour­se counts towards ECTS.

About the trainers

Dr. Aude Bax de Keating has been working on Open Science topics in Switzerland for a decade. She has been the Open Science Program Co-Director at swissuniversities until 2023. Beforehand Aude has managed the personalized data management planning support for researchers, staff and faculty members at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Besides, she has managed the first track of the national Data LifeCycle Management (DLCM) project providing concrete resources and solutions for Data Management Plan (DMP), guidelines and policies in Switzerland until 2018. Proficient in English and French, Aude received her PhD from Duke University in the United States and is a professional trainer and coach  certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Over the last ten years she has been offering to diverse audience tailored presentations, training and workshops to optimize research data management in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland.

Prof. Dr. Ana Petrus is a professor of data management at the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons and an independent consultant. She holds a PhD and teaching certificate from ETH Zurich and is an IPMA certified project manager with 15 years of experience in international projects and higher education. Her academic work focuses on research data management and Open Science in STEM and interdisciplinary fields. Over the last 10 years, she had the pleasure of working with Aude to deliver training sessions and workshops to diverse international academic audiences. Her goal in this training and consultancy work is to enable clients to confidently use their newly acquired skills in order to thrive in today’s fast evolving academic and professional landscape.

General information

Dates:                  May 30-31, 2024, 09:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Trainers:              Dr. Aude Bax de Keating and Prof. Dr. Ana Petrus
Location:             Davos
Language:           English
Audience:           Researchers of all stages

Course fee for participants from Academia Raetica member or partner institutions. The course fee includes coffee breaks: CHF 180

Fee for external participants (not working at an Academia Raetica member or partner institution). The course fee includes coffee breaks: CHF 350


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