Research Data Stewardship Program

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The Research Data Stewardship Program (RDSP) is an annual training program to provide early-career researchers with the knowledge and skills to be effective data stewards.

This 8-month annual program focuses on training, promotion and advocacy for reproducible research, good research data management practices and planning, and FAIR data principles. Topics include data management planning, data storage and security, documentation, and preservation for all disciplines and types of research. Feel empowered to be champions for open research!


Engage in 3.5 hours of activities each month:


  • Talks from experts across campus

Self-Paced Work

  • Apply principles to your research
  • Explore resources


  • Engage domain-specific topics and experts

Benefits of participating:

  • Learn to manage your data effectively
  • Connect with and learn from other people interested in data stewardship from all over campus
  • Increase the impact of your research by knowing how to effectively showcase your data
  • Expand and develop transferable research data skills
  • Receive a virtual binder of program resources via the Open Science Framework
  • Be invited to annual program events and to become a Data Mentor for future program years

2021-2022 Program Schedule

Lectures will be virtual and recorded, discussions will be held in person. All participants will be expected to attend one of the four available discussion sessions.

  Month   Key Topic(s)   Lecture Time   Discussion Times

  September 2021  

  Introduction; Data Management Planning   

  Thu, 09/09/2021, 12pm-1:30pm ET  

  Thu, 09/23/2021, 2-3pm and 3-4pm ET
  Fri, 09/24/2021, 10-11am and 11am-12pm ET  

  October 2021  

  Legal and Ethical Considerations  

  Thu, 10/14/2021, 12pm-1:30pm ET  

  Thu, 10/28/2021, 2-3pm and 3-4pm ET
  Fri, 10/29/2021, 10-11am and 11am-12pm ET  

  November 2021  

  Data Security and Storage  

  Thu, 11/04/2021, 12pm-1:30pm ET  

  Thu, 11/18/2021, 2-3pm and 3-4pm ET
  Fri, 11/19/2021, 10-11am and 11am-12pm ET  

  December 2021  

  Organizing and Formats  

  Thu, 12/02/2021, 12pm-1:30pm ET  

  Thu, 12/16/2021, 2-3pm and 3-4pm ET
  Fri, 12/17/2021, 10-11am and 11am-12pm ET  

  January 2022  

  Documentation and Metadata  

  Tue, 01/25/2022, 12pm-1:30pm ET  

  Wed, 01/26/2022, 2-3pm and 3-4pm ET
  Fri, 01/28/2022, 10-11am and 11am-12pm ET  

  February 2022  

  Analysis and Visualization  

  Tue, 02/08/2022, 12pm-1:30pm ET  

  Wed, 02/23/2022, 2-3pm and 3-4pm ET
  Fri, 02/25/2022, 10-11am and 11am-12pm ET  

  March 2022  

  Data Preservation and Publishing  

  Tue, 03/08/2022, 12pm-1:30pm ET  

  Wed, 03/23/2022, 2-3pm and 3-4pm ET
  Fri, 03/25/2022, 10-11am and 11am-12pm ET  

  April 2022  

  Open Research Workflows  

  Tue, 04/05/2022, 12pm-1:30pm ET  

  Wed, 04/20/2022, 2-3pm and 3-4pm ET
  Fri, 04/22/2022, 10-11am and 11am-12pm ET  

Registration for the 2021-2022 program is closed.
Please check back in the summer of 2022 for information about the next edition of the program.

Organized by Princeton University Library’s Princeton Research Data Service, Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering, and OIT Research Computing.