Spotlight on: Davide Nardi

Every other week, the Thematic DCCs and the Data Steward Interest Group (DSIG) put the spotlight on one research data steward working in the Netherlands, to stimulate knowledge exchange and peer-to-peer learning.

What drew you towards the research data management field?

I wanted to use my experience and mistakes as researcher in data management to provide value to early stage researchers.

What is an activity/task of your role that you find yourself looking forward to?

Providing workshops to PhDs on data stewardship at the beginning of their academic journey. I find it extremely energizing to interact with them and show them how much important proper data management can be.

What is something unexpected that you can offer help with, if a colleague reaches out to you?

I am good at understanding people's personality. Even if we might have to deliver the same message, every person on the other side might have slightly different needs or motivations and we have to acknowledge them to deliver the message more effectively

What do you think your community of research data professionals is missing?

Understanding that we have to be good at selling our recommended practices. This means learning how to sell from a business perspective.

What is a topic you would want to collaborate on with others?

Engaging with the general public to make it aware of Open science.

How would you like to see your current field of work evolve in the next 5 years?

Dedicated university education for data stewardships. I think it has already started moving in that direction.

Get in touch with Davide: TU Delft staff page | LinkedIn

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