Biomedical & Health Research Data Management for Librarians is a rigorous online training course, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO). This 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 (RDM) services at your institution.
The major goal of this course is to provide an introduction to data issues and policies in support of developing and implementing or enhancing RDM 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.
In addition to improving your ability to add or enhance data management services or training at your institution, we hope that after completing this course, you will be part of the growing community of data librarians and contribute your knowledge and findings back to the field.
Course URL: https://news.nnlm.gov/nto/tag/rdm
Overall learning goal of the course: Increase skills and knowledge in order to develop or enhance Research Data Management training and services at students’ institutions.
Each module has specific objectives:
Each week of the online course includes readings, discussions, videos, tutorials, and a hands-on practical activity.
Week 1: Data Lifecycle and RDM Overview
Week 2: Curation and Documentation
Week 3: Data Standards, Taxonomies, and Ontologies
Week 4: Data Security, Storage, and Preservation
Week 5: Data Sharing and Publishing
Week 6: Data Management Plans
MLA CE Credits: 32