Health science librarians are invited to participate in a rigorous online biomedical and health research data management training course, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO). The course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons manage their research data. Attending this course will improve your ability to initiate or extend research data management services at your institution. Familiarity with the research lifecycle is recommended but not required.
The major goal of this course is to provide an introduction to data issues and policies in support of developing and implementing or enhancing research data management training and services at your institution. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. The course topics include an overview of data management, choosing appropriate metadata descriptors or taxonomies for a dataset, addressing privacy and security issues with data, and creating data management plans.
The online asynchronous component of the program is 8 weeks from January 8 – March 2, 2018. The format includes video lectures, readings, case studies, hands-on exercises, and peer discussions. Expect to spend up to 4 hours each week on coursework. Participants will be assigned a mentor, who will be available to guide and advise throughout the course and in the completion of a Capstone Project.
Between the end of the online component and the Capstone Summit, participants will complete a Capstone project, demonstrating improved skills, knowledge, and ability to support data management services at their institution. The experience will culminate with a Capstone Summit, to be held on April 10-11, 2018 at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. Each participant will receive up to $900 to support travel to the Capstone Summit. At the Summit, participants will have the opportunity to share their Capstone projects, network with experts and each other, meet with NLM leaders in data science, and learn about cutting edge NIH data initiatives.
Participants who complete all modules, the Capstone Summit, and the course evaluation will receive MLA CE credit (exact number of hours to be determined). No partial CE credit is granted.
The primary instructor is Shirley Zhao, MSLIS, MS, Data Science Librarian from the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah.
Each module will be co-taught by a practicing data librarian.
There is no charge for participating in the program. Participants will receive a stipend of up to $900 to cover travel costs to the Capstone Summit. Additional travel costs must be covered by the individual or their institution.
Please fill out the online Application Form, and upload a PDF of your current CV and your letter of institutional support. The letter of institutional support must be from your supervisor and address the following:
Please submit your application via the online form by November 8, 2017:
Contact NTO at firstname.lastname@example.org