Data Services Specialization (DSS)

DSS

The DSS is built upon the Data Services Competency: Health and biomedical information professionals with competency in Data Services engage with and support users across the data life cycle to promote data literacy, data science, and open science practices. It encompassess these skill areas:

  • Applying principles of data literacy
  • Establishing and advancing data services
  • Supporting research data best pratices
  • Applying knowledge of research methods, ethics and rigor, and open science practices
  • Providing training and consultation on data-related topics
         

Level I

Acquiring Level I skills will give you a solid grounding in all areas of the Data Services competency.

 

Level II

Level II is under construction. Requirements have not been set.

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

 

Level I Approved, Scheduled, and On-Demand Data Services Courses

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A Bird's Eye View of Health Data Standards On Demand

This course will help students to understand the big picture of health data standards and how they are used, including relevant National Library of Medicine (NLM) products and services.
Information Management Health Information Professionalism Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
Online
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Active Learning Strategies for Effective and Engaging Instruction

If you are a novice or veteran instructor in search of engaging and effective alternatives to lectures, Active Learning Strategies for Effective and Engaging Instruction will take your instruction to the next level!
CE Passport MLA Data Services Specialization Instruction & Instructional Design
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Aligning the Three Pillars of Effective Instruction: Outcomes, Teaching, and Assessment for Health Sciences Librarians (Recording)

Aligning the Three Pillars of Effective Instruction: Outcomes, Teaching, and Assessment for Health Sciences Librarians will help you write meaningful, measurable learning outcomes and assess actual student performance.
CE Passport MLA Data Services Specialization Instruction & Instructional Design
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An Overview of the All of Us Researcher Workbench and the Role of the Librarian*

This online training will feature the All of Us Data and Research Center (DRC) and will present more in-depth information on the Researcher Workbench and how campus libraries are well situated to respond to the needs of academic institutions for data-driven research.
Information Services Free Evidence-Based Practice & Research NNLM/NLM Instruction & Instructional Design
Online
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Common Data Elements: Standardizing Data Collection

This online, self-paced course describes how librarians and other information professionals can facilitate data standardization and research data sharing using Common Data Elements.
Information Services Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Creating Data Management Plans with DMPTool*

This webinar focuses on the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. The class will provide training on the DMPTool to librarians who help researchers with data management and policy adherence.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research (Recording)

This webinar will demystify the process of assessing and reporting on quantitative research by breaking it down into easy-to-understand steps.
CE Passport MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization CNE
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Data Management Sharing Policy (DMSP) Webinar Recordings On-demand: Introduction to the NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan

The NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Webinar Series will introduce the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Data Management Sharing Policy (DMSP) Webinar Recordings On-demand: Policy Recap and Q&A

The NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Webinar Series will introduce the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Data Management Sharing Policy (DMSP) Webinar Recordings On-demand: Practitioner Perspectives Education

The NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Webinar Series will introduce the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM

Level II Approved, Scheduled, and On-Demand Data Services Courses

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Answering the Hard Questions: Prepare to Succeed in Developing Data Services (Recording)

Learn how to answer the hard questions that arise when you begin planning to develop or expand your data services.
Information Services CE Passport MLA Data Services Specialization
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But Where is My Data? Teaching a Two-Stage Data Search Process (Recording)

If you are a health, biomedical sciences, or instructional librarian or other health information professional looking for new ways to serve your patrons, learning how to conduct and explain the unique process needed for a successful dataset search may be just what you need!
CE Passport Information Management MLA Data Services Specialization
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Clean & Tidy Data: Getting Started with Spreadsheet Data (Recording)

If you work with your own data or advise researchers on theirs, you’ll want to get started right.
CE Passport Information Management MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization
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Clean & Tidy Data: Making Data Usable (Recording)

Learn how to identify the components of a clean and tidy dataset and describe the steps needed to process and normalize a "dirty" dataset.
CE Passport Information Management MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization
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CURATED Data for Long-term Preservation and Public Sharing (Recording)

Take your data management skills beyond common data management practices to another level.
CE Passport Information Management MLA Data Services Specialization
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Digging Deep into Data: Critically Appraising Data and Data Collection Methods (Recording)

Can you evaluate data collection methods? Interpret and evaluate data documentation? Help researchers find a quality data set that suits their purpose? Gain the skills needed to answer Yes! and become more marketable and more valuable in your workplace.
Information Management MLA Evidence-Based Practice & Research Data Services Specialization
Unscheduled
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Fundamentals of Health Data Science*

This online class covers the basics of programming in Python for data science projects, with a general look at data science and algorithmic concepts. It also looks at coding topics such as the understanding and tools needed to clean data, create data visualizations, and share reproducible results.
Information Management Free Data Services Specialization NNLM/NLM
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Getting by With a Little Help from Your (Institutional Research) Friends: Building Relationships to Advance Data Support (Recording)

Register for this webinar to learn how to grow and mature your data support program. Webinar approved for the MLA Data Services Specialization.
Information Management MLA Data Services Specialization CNE
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Grow Your Library's Data Services: A Novice’s Guide to Data Competitions (Recording)

Register and leave with the tools, resources, and knowledge you need to establish campus buy-in, plan a competition, and bring excitement to your library.
CE Passport Information Management MLA Data Services Specialization
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Keeping It Private: Supporting Research Privacy and De-Identification of Shared Data (Recording)

Acquire skills and knowledge that will help make you one of the few health science librarians familiar with the de-identification techniques and knowledge needed to meet NIH and other requirements for public data sharing and multi-institutional research collaborations.
Information Management MLA Data Services Specialization