Available Until 4/4/2023

Introduction to Data Curation & Services for Researchers (Data Curation Network Event 1)*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Katherine Majewski at majewsk@mail.nlm.nih.gov . 

The Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS), in partnership with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), is organizing an event series led by the Data Curation Network(link is external) (DCN). DCN is a project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, comprised of professional data curators, data management experts, data repository administrators, disciplinary scientists, and scholars from academic institutions and non-profit data repositories that steward research data for future use. To prepare for the implementation of the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy, researchers will need to gain new skills in managing and sharing their data. This event series will provide provide new approaches, methods, and best practices from representatives of the Data Curation Network on management, curation, and sharing to promote transparency, reproducibility, and reuse of research data. The first event in the series will educate researchers broadly about DCN experts, their services, the role of institutional libraries, and curation resources. Subsequent events will focus on other stakeholders – program officers, other community researchers, and repository owners – to provide training and access to resources, including a bring-your-own-data curation workshop. This is expected to help the NIH research community better manage and prepare their data, making it more useful and usable for others. The content generated from this series will be also made available online as self-paced training material for broader use.

Life Rafts in a Sea of Data: The Role of Librarians in Supporting Data Sharing

Abstract: The NIH has updated its policies on managing and sharing research data and will require a Data Management and Sharing Plan for all NIH-funded projects beginning in January 2023. This impending change may seem overwhelming, particularly for researchers who have not had to consider how to make their data findable, accessible, interoperable, or reusable by others outside of the project team before. Librarians have prepared for the data sharing requirements made by funding agencies and publishers, and many academic libraries now offer data services to help researchers navigate through the process. Librarians offer services and support to help craft actionable data sharing plans, to assist researchers in considering how to document and organize their data, and to prepare data for deposit into a repository. Our presentation will introduce you to how librarians approach data services and how to connect with the services they provide.

Making Headway in National Efforts toward Data Sharing and Suppor

Abstract: A growing area of library services involves supporting (re)use, management, and sharing of data in research. In order to support capacity for data-informed research, the National Center for Data Services (NCDS) was established in July 2021. The NCDS provides training, resources, and support for health information professionals in developing data literacy and providing data services. This presentation will provide background about the NCDS and detail the particular efforts of the Center toward informing about the NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan requirements to begin in 2023.

Resource URLhttps://datascience.nih.gov/data-curation-network-event-series 

Learning Objectives

Explain the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy.

Identify partners in research data management.

Describe approaches, methods, and best practices for the management, curation, and sharing of research data to promote transparency, reproducibility, and reuse. 


The webinar will include a 1 hour presentation on DCN experts, their services, the role of institutional libraries, and curation resources. Includes discussion, and ends with evaluation of the class.

MLA CE Credits: 1.0