Training Resources & Communities

Expand your knowledge about Research Data Management and Open Science. Whether you missed a live session or prefer self-paced learning, our documentation and presentations are here. Dive into our diverse communities to connect with researchers working with similar RDM tools, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing.

RDM Training @ UHasselt

Empower your research project and profile with our specialized Research Data Management (RDM) training hosted by the Research Data Management Staff at Hasselt University. Our training sessions cover topics such as writing a data management plan, RDM best practices, Open Science, data protection, and much more.

Reach out to the Research Data Management team through the RDM helpdesk for any support on RDM or Open Science. 

Training Resources

If you couldn't make it to a training session, don't worry! Review the documentation and presentation materials at your convenience.

Information Videos Training Materials

Research Communities

Want to engage with fellow users and experts to share insights on using a certain RDM tool (e.g., Qualtrics, Nvivo) or handling your kind of data (e.g., qualitative data) as a researcher at Hasselt University?

ElabFTW champions @UHasselt. Users of the electronic Labnotebook can share their experiences and questions through the UHasselt Champions.

Working Group anonymization/de-identification. Share your experiences and ask questions about processing personal data with experts in the field.

Contact the RDM helpdesk ( to join or initiate your RDM community at Hasselt University.

Training Calendar

20 June 2024

Spring Clean your Data Day!

10:00-16:00 Campus Diepenbeek TBC
25 June 2024

Data Management Plan - DMP writing session | June 2024

13:30 - 15:00 Campus Diepenbeek CD-D A54
Go to the RDM@UHasselt Training Calendar

External Training Resources

Knowledge Clips & Information Videos

Quickly introduce yourself to the essentials of Research Data Management and Open Science.

RDM @ KU Leuven

Knowledge clips by the Research Data Management office at KU Leuven, on the RDM essentials:

  • Data description
  • Legal & ethical issues
  • Documentation & metadata
  • Storage
  • Preservation
  • Data sharing
  • FAIR data
RDM @ KU Leuven

UGent Open Science

A series of videos with tips and guidance about Research Data Management, Open Access and scholarly publishing from the Ghent University open science team.

Topics: RDM basics, Open Science, Open Access

UGent Open Science

UK Data Service

High-quality webinars and video tutorials on various RDM topics. Examples include 'How to document quantitative and qualitative data', 'Introduction to copyright for secondary data use', 'How to anonymise qualitative and quantitative data', etc).

UK Data Service

Join a community!

Join one of the organized interest/working groups of researchers and research support personnel who share a common interest in a particular technical tool or skill, fostering peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

Argos Community Calls

Are you a researcher or administrator working on an EU-funded project (Horizon 2020/Europe/ ERC)? Got questions on how to write your Data Management Plan (DMP) or how to create your Template and connect DMPs with other data services and outputs? Join the ARGOS community and learn more!

Topics: FAIR data, Funder Requirements, Data Management Plan

Argos Community Calls

Anonymisation working group

Are you a researcher or administrator working with personal data? This working group including experts in the topics is dedicated to finding solutions to your questions or use case. Contact for more information!

Topics: de-identification, GDPR

RDM helpdesk


Journal club initiative by and for researchers to discuss diverse aspects of Open Science. Want to join the movement? Grab your cup of (Reproducibili)tea and join one of the current journal clubs or check out their podcast.

Topics: Open Science


NVivo Community

NVivo Community is a platform to share questions and share your knowledge with fellow researchers using the tool.

Topics: Qualitative research

NVivo community

ELIXIR Communities

Groups of life science experts that represent a scientific or technological theme and drive the development of standards, services, and training in and across ELIXIR.

Topics: Life Sciences

ELIXIR Communities

Learning Platforms and Cookbooks

The following learning resources provide more in-depth training on Research Data Management and Open Science Practices.

Argos Community Calls

Are you a researcher or administrator working on an EU-funded project (Horizon 2020/Europe/ ERC)? Got questions on how to write your Data Management Plan (DMP) or how to create your Template and connect DMPs with other data services and outputs? Join the ARGOS community and learn more!

Topics: FAIR data, Funder Requirements, Data Management Plan

Argos Community Calls

The FAIR Cookbook 

The FAIR Cookbook for FAIR doers is an online, open and live resource for the Life Sciences with recipes that help you to make and keep data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR).

Topics: FAIR data | Research Domain: Life Sciences

The FAIR Cookbook

Eurodoc Open Science Ambassador Training

The training is developed to train researchers in best practices in Open Science. The course consists of 10 modules focusing on aspects of Open Science. Each module is made up of an online tutorial on the FOSTER portal and a webinar with an expert on a specific topic of Open Science.

Topics: Open Science

Eurodoc Open Science Ambassador Training

Castor Academy

Using an EDC is required for clinical trial research projects. At Hasselt University, Castor EDC is provided, a secure web application to build and manage your electronic case report form, online surveys, and databases. More information.

Topics: Castor | Domain: Life Sciences (clinical trials)

Castor Academy


VAIA, the Flanders AI Academy, organizes training courses to help you learn about or apply the possibilities of AI. Researcher in AI? Check out the Flanders AI Research Program.

Topic: ethics, transparency, data governance, privacy


FLAMES | Flanders’ training network for methodology and statistics

This network aims to support young researchers in their pursuit of best-in-class training in methodology and statistics by providing an overarching, structural, large and high-quality course offer for doctoral students and young empirical researchers.

Topic: Qualitative research, Tidy data, data processing


ELIXIR Belgium

Training resources on fundamental data skills for research (R, Python), basic skills for research computing (command line, Git, GitHub), workflow-based analysis (Galaxy, Nextflow), containers (Docker, Singularity), and research data management.

Topics: various | Domain: Life Sciences 

ELIXIR training platform

VSC Training

Training resources from the Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum (VSC), can be of relevance to anyone writing research software in house or using VSC. The training can be placed into four categories that indicate either the required background knowledge or the domain-specific subject.

Topics: research software | Domain: agnostic

VSC Training

Mind The Gap

An online training tool for researchers on Good Academic Research Practices (GAP). This website has been created by the research integrity and policy advisors of the five Flemish universities: KU Leuven, UAntwerp, Ghent University, UHasselt and VUB. VLIR is the Flemish Interuniversity Council, an autonomous body financed by these universities.

Topics: Research Integrity | Domain: agnostic

Mind The Gap

Overview of learning opportunities

PATTERN mapping of Open Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
training opportunities on Citizen Science and FAIR Research
Data Management for researchers.

Topics: RDM, FAIR, Citizen Science | Domain: generic

Other references

Other must-reads regarding Open Science and research data management:

  • Loek Brinkman, Elly Dijk, Hans de Jonge, Nicole Loorbach, & Daan Rutten. (2023). Open Science: A Practical Guide for Early-Career Researchers (1.0). Zenodo.
  • Verburg, M., Braukmann, R., & Mahabier, W. (2023). Making Qualitative Data Reusable - A Short Guidebook For Researchers And Data Stewards Working With Qualitative Data (Version 2). Zenodo.

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