The GMR is excited to announce that Purdue University has received funding through the Research Data Award to provide research data management training to students. Training workshops will include FAIR Data Principles, Research Data Management Basics: Finding and Organizing Data, Cleaning and Formatting Data with OpenRefine, General Tips for Visualizing Biomedical Data, Biomedical Data Visualization with Tableau, and Useful R Packages for Analyzing and Visualizing Biomedical Data.
The workshops will be part of a larger project that seeks to study and understand rates of attrition in biomedical data challenges. In this context, researchers at Purdue will also host a Biomedical Data Challenge and conduct focus group sessions with individuals who drop out to better understand the reasons why. In addition to presenting results of their research at conferences throughout the year, a digital open education resource toolkit will be developed to help guide librarians in recruiting for and retaining diversity in data hacking challenges.
This projects supports Goal 3 of the NLM Strategic Plan, to build a workforce for data driven research and health, and supports the aligning objectives to expand and enhance research training for biomedical informatics and data science, to assure data science and open science proficiency, to increase workforce diversity, and to engage the next generation and promote data literacy.