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"Research Data Management and Sharing" Impression of ESR Elisabetta Stretti

“The webinar organized by BioIRC on May 10th aimed to provide Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) with a comprehensive understanding of the importance of Research Data Management (RDM) and sharing practices in the context of European research projects. Prof. Dr Nenad Filipovic and several senior researchers from BioIRC shared their expertise and insights on the topic, offering practical examples of how biomedical data is managed, shared and protected in accordance with the European Commission (EC) requirements. These examples were drawn from European projects implemented at BioIRC and University of Krakujevac.

The webinar emphasized the critical roles of Research Data Management (RDM) and data sharing in advancing scientific knowledge, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange within the scientific community, and promoting transparency in the research process. Effective data management encompasses the collection, organization, storage, and preservation of research data in a secure, reliable, and accessible manner. By sharing research data, other researchers can validate findings, build upon existing knowledge, and explore new research questions, thus contributing to the overall advancement of scientific understanding.

Within the context of European research projects, a notable highlight of the webinar was the importance of creating Data Management Plans (DMPs) that adhere to the FAIR principles, guaranteeing data Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability. The discussions offered valuable guidance on complying with the European Commission's guidelines regarding open data practices and ethical requirements for data sharing, thereby ensuring data privacy and protection.

I found the practical examples highlighting the successful implementation of data management and sharing strategies in European-funded research projects by BioIRC and the University of Krakujevac particularly insightful. The speakers' provision of practical guidance during the webinar greatly enhanced its value, equipping the ESRs with valuable insights that can be applied to their own research projects.

I would like to thank the organizers and speakers for arranging this insightful event. The webinar provided guidance and practical insights into navigating the European research data management and sharing landscape. It was an informative and enriching experience that will benefit our future endeavours in this field”.

Elisabetta Stretti, ESR9, UPATRAS

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