Available Until 3/1/2025

Ethical Considerations of Data (4-Part Series)*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact the NNLM Training Office at nto@utah.edu . 

As librarians and researchers alike grapple with new technologies and methodologies for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data, they must also grapple with corresponding ethical issues. In order to assist librarians with these concerns, this class series aims to provide an intellectual grounding for the recognition, analysis, and resolution of ethical issues, including but not limited to ethical problems in data visualization, data sharing, and data collection. This class focuses on issues that health sciences librarians may face, particularly regarding human subjects and patient data, but it will be generalizable to the larger library community.

This series is approved for the “under construction” Level II of the Data Services Specialization. A Level I Data Services Specialization Certification is currently available.

Resource URL: https://news.nnlm.gov/ncds/ethical-considerations-of-data-educational-series/

Learning Objectives

  • Identify major ethical frameworks 

  • Apply major ethical frameworks to issues related to data management, sharing, and visualization

  • Explain ethical considerations for ongoing challenges faced in libraries, including those related to data collection and communication specifically 


  1. Each session begins with a short presentation about the NNLM.
  2. Presentation
  3. Breakout rooms
  4. Presentation
  5. Breakout rooms

Totaling 2 hours for each session.

MLA CE Credits: 8 (for entire series)