Bringing data to life: data management for the biomolecular sciences


 Thursday 28 June 201814:00 (Europe/London) Thursday 2 August 201815:00 (Europe/London)


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Melissa Burke

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From June to August 2018 EMBL-EBI is running a webinar series on data management for the biomolecular sciences. This series will introduce key concepts in data management, highlight common myths and provide biological researchers with hints and tips on how to approach data management in their own research.

All webinars will be held at 2 - 3pm BST time and will include time for questions and answers.

You do not need to watch all of the webinars.  You can dip in and out and watch only the webinars you are interested in. You can watch them live or catch up on the recordings in Train online

You will need to register for each of the live webinars that you wish to join by using the registration links provided in the table below.


Date Title and abstract Speaker Registration link
28 June

Managing and making the most of your data

This webinar will provide a broad overview of what data management is highlighting common misconceptions, pitfalls and best practice.

Marta Teperek & Yasemin Türkyilmaz-van der Velden Watch
5 July

Why share your data?

Presented in two parts, this webinar will explore the value of sharing your data from an institutional and researcher perspective.

Ewan Birney & Elisabeth Busch

12 July

What happens to your data?

The third webinar in this series will focus on what happens to your data after you submit it to a public repository and will address the question of data ownership.

Nancy George, Keeva Cochrane & Maria Levchenko

19 July

Giving data context, structure and meaning

Metadata, standards and ontologies are common ways of providing data with context, structure and meaning. This webinar will explore the benefits of using them in your work and why they are important for linking data together.
Sirarat Sarntivijai Watch
26 July

Tools for data management planning

This webinar will explore some of the tools that you can use to create data managment plans and for applying FAIR data stewardship in your own work.

Sarah Jones

Rob Hooft

2 August

Myths and best practice

This webinar will explore common myths of data management. It will also provide data management hints and tips you can use in your own research.

Sarah Morgan

Melissa Burke




This webinar series is aimed at biological researchers who are working with, or managing data and those who need to create data management plans. No prior knowledge of bioinformatics is required but an understanding of biology and biological research would be an advantage.