As scientific research becomes increasingly data-driven, libraries are expanding their data services. Medical librarians and other health information professionals are ideally situated in the research and information-seeking process to provide data services support.

The MLA Data Services Specialization (DSS) shows employers, colleagues, researcchers, and others who work with data that you have skills in providing a range of data services and are committes to staying current with developments in data management and data services.

Learn more about this specialization and what it can do for you.

 

Scheduled and On-Demand Data Services Courses

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Drug Terminologies and RxNorm

This course will introduce you to the basic concepts of medical terminologies (including what they are and why they are important), followed by a deep dive into RxNorm, an NLM-authored medical terminology specializing in drug information.
Information Management Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians (Recording)

Register now for MLA's recorded webinar, "Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians." Join Jin Wu as she explains statistical concepts for reading research findings and interpreting data.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization CNE
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Go Red! REDCap for Library Data Services and Data Collection (Recording)

Go Red! REDCap for Library Data Services and Data Collection explains what REDCap is, offers an introductory demonstration on how to use it and explores ways that librarians can use it.
MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization
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Introduction to Data Management

Gain a solid foundation in the growing area of research data management!
CE Passport Information Management MLA Data Services Specialization
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Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets Using FAIR Data Principles (Recording)

This webinar will provide an introduction to open data and FAIR principles, along with real-world examples and scenarios.
MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization CNE 2021 CE Passport
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NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series: Ethical Issues in Citizen Science Research

The NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) webinar series is a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities.
Information Management Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
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NNLM Research Data Management: If You Share It, Will They Come? Quantifying and Characterizing Reuse of Biomedical Research Data

The NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) webinar series is a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities.
Data Services Specialization
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Putting the Quality in Qualitative: Tips for Evaluating Qualitative Research (Recording)

Think qualitative research is hard to evaluate for scientific rigor? Think again! This webinar will provide an overview of qualitative research study designs, including sampling techniques, data analysis strategies, and theoretical approaches, that will help identify strengths and weaknesses.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization CNE
Online
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Research Data Management - On Demand: Data Curation and Documentation

Research Data Management On Demand is made up of four stand-alone classes that introduce principles and practices of research data management. Topics include: Open Science, Data Science; Data Curation and Documentation; Data Security, Storage and Preservation; Data Sharing and Publishing.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Research Data Management - On Demand: Data Security, Storage and Preservation

Research Data Management On Demand is made up of four stand-alone classes that introduce principles and practices of research data management. Topics include: Open Science, Data Science; Data Curation and Documentation; Data Security, Storage and Preservation; Data Sharing and Publishing.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM