What we provide

ELIXIR Ireland offers training in fundamental data science skills for life scientists, such as R analysis and data management planning.

Our training primarily focuses on offering courses to over 100 PhD students within the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Centre for Research Training in Genomics Data Science program.

Training Team

Maria Doyle

Training Coordinator
University of Limerick

Lars Jermiin

Data Stewardship Manager
University College Dublin

Siobhán Cleary

Research Data Management
University College Dublin

Data Management Planning Resources and Training Material

Title Trainer Date Download
Research Data Management and Data Management Planning Lars Jermiin Feb 2023

ELIXIR Tools for Data Management


The Research Data Management kit (RDMkit) is a set of guidelines for implementing good data management practices amd making your data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). These best practice guidelines have been compiled by a network of data managers and data stewards from the ELIXIR nodes acrooss Europe. Please view this pdf for our tips on using the RDMkit.


The Data Stewardship Wizard (DSW) is an online web tool designed by ELIXIR-CH to streamline the process of creating a comprehensive data management plan (DMP). By employing a user-friendly question-based format, the DSW guides you through a series of carefully crafted inquiries, ensuring that every aspect of your data management plan is addressed while tailoring it to your specific needs. Once you provide your answers, the DSW incorporates the information into a downloadable DMP document using a specified template format. It allows multiple users to collaborate on a single document. The DSW proves particularly advantageous to individuals new to the realm of DMP writing, as it alleviates uncertainties regarding the detail required for each section. The DSW provides metrics which allow you to assess how FAIR your DMP is. Click here to be redirected to the online tool for writing DMPs.


The FAIRCookbook provides step-by-step instructions, best practices, and expert insights on implementing FAIR data principles throughout the data lifecycle. It covers a wide range of topics, including data organization, metadata creation, data documentation, data repository selection, data citation, and data sharing protocols.

Click on the images to be redirected to the tool's website.

Upcoming Events

Currently no events scheduled.

Please get in contact with our training coordinator if you would like to participate in future training events with ELIXIR Ireland.

Past Events

Bioconductor R analyses, Online, Global, 22-26 May 2023.

Data Management Planning, Vienna, Austria, 25 Jan 2023.

Data Management Planning, Online, Ireland, 20 Jan 2023.

Applications of data science to cutting-edge genomics technologies- Strand Sequencing Galway, Ireland, 06 Dec 2022.

Applications of data science to cutting-edge genomics technologies- Single Cell Sequencing Galway, Ireland, 05 Dec 2022.

Applications of data science to cutting-edge genomics technologies- Synthetic Biology Galway, Ireland, 01-02 Dec 2022.

Multiple Sequence Alignment and Molecular Phylogenetics, Galway, Ireland Oct 2022.

IDPfun All Hands Meeting "Machine Learning and Protein Structural Disorder" , Dublin, Ireland, 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2022.