University of Turin


16 February 2022, H 10:00-13:00

17 February 2022, H 10:00-13:00

18 February 2022, H 10:00-13:00

This course focuses on data management, as “good research needs good data”.

The modules will follow the 3-step concept a. manage your data b. make them FAIR c. if possible, make them Open.

A practical exercise on drafting the Data management Plan of real datasets is included.

Further, the course emphasizes the development of skills related to data stewardship, which according to the Realising the Open Science Cloud report (2016) will be a huge professional opportunity for PhDs. Data stewards support researchers in making data FAIR; their skills will be crucial in the making of the EOSC, as FAIR data are EOSC’s building blocks.



After completion of the course, the candidate:

  • Has in-depth understanding of data management
  • Has in-depth understanding of the core principles of FAIR and Open data
  • Has insight into the legal aspects of data management
  • Has specific knowledge about the tools to properly manage data and make them FAIR and Open if possible


After completion of the course, the candidate:

  • Can apply basic data stewardship skills
  • Can make use of the principal FAIR data tools


Elena Giglia
Head of the Open Access Office
University of Turin, Italy

Elena Giglia, PhD, Masters’ degree in Librarianship and Masters’ degree in Public Institutions Management, is Head of the Open Access Office at the University of Turin, Italy. She is a member of the Committee on Open Science at the Ministry for Higher Education and Research (MIUR). She was a member of several national Working Groups (Open Access working group at the Conference of Italian University Rectors, Italian Association for Open Science (AISA), and the Italian Open Science Support Group (IOSSG)). She has been part of the European Open Science network since many years, attending national and international conferences, and writing and lecturing on open access and open science. She takes part as an expert in several EU workshops on open access and open science. She coordinates the CO-OPERAS Implementation Network in GO FAIR and represents Italy in the OPERAS research infrastructure Core Group. She is OPERAS delegate within the EOSC Association since December 2020. She serves in the Scientific Committee of the international OAI-CERN workshop on Innovation in Scholarly Communication, of the ElPub conference, and of the Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries (IRCDL) conference; she is a member of the Advisory Board of Open Knowledge Maps and Qeios.

Since 2017, she is one of the two Italian National Open Access Desks (NOADs) for the OpenAIRE Advance H2020 project. She edits the web portal OA@UniTO at