Data Stewardship Career Tracks survey

28 Jun 2022
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Dear All, I am pleased to forward this message on behalf of Liise Lehtsalu.

Best Regards


Dear colleagues, 


(Apologies for cross-posting) 


The RDA Professionalising Data Stewardship Interest Group is conducting a survey on Data Steward Career Tracks. Research Data Management (RDM) professionals like Data Stewards are playing an increasingly vital role in research practices. However, such role has not been recognized as a profession in the academic system. 


With this survey, we would like to better understand the current and future career perspectives of people who were/are hired as Data Stewards or work(ed) in similar RDM support roles, and seek participants (volunteers) who would like to provide more insightful input. This initial study will serve as the starting point for studying the career trajectory of Data Stewards across different regions and organizations.  


The survey can be accessed here (, and is open from 20 June - 20 October 2022. The results of the survey will be published in blogs and shared via the RDA mailing list.


Thanks for your collaboration. 

Liise Lehtsalu

On behalf of the Career Tracks Task Group, RDA Professionalising Data Stewardship IG


Liise Lehtsalu, PhD

Eurac Research