RItrainPlus workshop at IASSIST22

Strengthening Managerial Capacities in Data Policy Management and Team Building  

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday 7 June 13-16, IASSIST22

Many RIs and CFs are still in the developmental stage and may be lacking management or leadership expertise appropriate for the operation of services. This workshop will tackle two important issues of leadership in research infrastructures (RIs) and core facilities (CFs): data policy and management, and team building. 

The first session on Data policy and data management, will focus on the skills required to define data management policies and leading teams to effective execution. It will cover the requirements for developing and implementing meaningful data-related policies across the research lifecycle.  Topics include long-term preservation, data security and staff access requirements, data storage and backup, personal data handling, and documentation. The participants will learn what is required to define appropriate workflows, roles, and responsibilities among RI staff.

This module will include a 30-minute theoretical presentation, followed by a 50-minute interactive session where participants will break into groups and brainstorm on three relevant topics with respect to their infrastructures (10 minutes per topic), followed by brief presentations of solutions and group discussion of each (20 minutes).  


The second session, will address the issue of building a stronger team. Our workplace culture is created based on a set of values, beliefs, and behaviors. The teams are constantly under tremendous constraints and pressures, which makes building the right team culture laborious. It is very easy to rely on old habits and take the easier route if that means completing a task and moving on. In this section, we will use examples and active discussion to address some of the challenges of team building: intercultural teams, getting to know our team, consensus building, diversity promotion.

This module will include a presentation, and then some challenges and solutions will be introduced. The module will also include team-building activities like “campfire stories” (sharing workplace experiences) and “Quizzes” (questions and answers).



Organisers: Irena Vipavc Brvar, ADP, Brian Kleiner, FORS & Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez, University of Gothenburg


Strengthening Managerial Capacities in Data Policy Management and Team Building