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GMR Funding Opportunity – Data Internship Award

Posted by on September 17th, 2020 Posted in: Blog, Data Science, From the GMR, Funding


The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is committed to supporting access to biomedical and health information with the goal of making data discoverable, accessible, and citable. NNLM is committed to supporting NLM’s vision to increase access to biomedical and health information with the goal of making data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR). One outcome of this initiative is the NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery website. This award looks to expand awareness of and build the professional competencies of students in the field of data science and research data management.

The purpose of the Library Data Internship Award is to build capacity in the library and information science community to support data-driven research and health. To do so, the GMR will provide funding to support health sciences libraries within the Greater Midwest Region to offer a student internship focused on data services. This internship should be designed to enable participating students to achieve basic level proficiency from one of the Performance Indicators outlined in the linked article, The Medical Library Association Data Services Competency: a framework for data science and open science skills development(link is external), and listed below:

  1. Applies principles of data literacy
  2. Establishes and advances data services
  3. Supports research data best practices across the data lifecycle
  4. Applies knowledge of research methods, research ethics and rigor, and open science practices
  5. Provides training and consultation for data-related topics

In addition, the internship should clearly identify how the work will support at least one of the Data Science Areas of Activity as outlined on the Opportunities for Building Capacity in the Library and Information Science Community to Support Data-Driven Research and Health webpage.(link is external) Applicants are encouraged to view Where OET & NNLM Can Build Capacity(link is external) to review possible project ideas.

Learn more and apply here!


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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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