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Announcing Year 2 of the Research Data Stewardship Program

After a successful inaugural year, registration is now open for the 2021-2022 Research Data Stewardship Program. This is an annual training program to provide early-career researchers from all disciplines at Princeton University with the knowledge and skills to be effective data stewards. It is designed to promote reproducible research, best practices of data management, and data publication. Participants will engage in about 3.5 hours of activities each month over the course of the eight-month program, including virtual presentations, in-person discussion groups, and self-paced activities. Each month is organized around a key topic in data stewardship, led by experts drawn from all over Princeton, with particular emphases on the needs of grad students and postdocs.

Examples of key topics covered include:

  • Knowing how to write a data management plan
  • Implementing effective version control
  • Creating useful metadata and documentation for data discovery and re-use
  • Knowing where to store data based on key factors
  • Being able to choose the appropriate license for code and data
  • Knowing how to apply FAIR principles when publishing data


The program is organized by the Princeton Research Data Service, with close support from Princeton Research Computing, the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE), and the Princeton University Library.

Register here (Princeton researchers only)