Available Until 11/20/2026

Introduction to Data Engagement Activities for Campus Communities*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Allissa Dillman at NLMAllofUs@orau.org . 

The All of Us Data Training and Engagement for Academic Libraries Program (hereafter referred to as the “Academic Libraries Program”), supported by the National Library of Medicine, aims to help campus libraries learn to use the All of Us Researcher Workbench platform and equip them with the skills to teach others to use it. Through professional development training, hands-on learning, peer-to-peer networking, and Researcher Workbench technical support, participants can become skilled users of biomedical and public health data, may help grow institutional research capacity, enhance skills in biomedical and public health data, and promote meaningful use of the Researcher Workbench with campus communities. 

This two-hour training will walk through some unique and flexible engagement options for building community, solving problems, and applying the new skillsets needed to work in the Researcher Workbench and create interdisciplinary awareness and interest. We will provide an overview of hackathons, co-labs, challenges, sandboxes, and more as well as discuss who participates and how they will benefit.


Resource URL: [Pending] 

This course is an approved elective for the Level I Data Services Specialization.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand some of the different types of engagement activities
  2. Learn, in brief, how to run different engagement activities
  3. Learn about matching goals with activity types
  4. Learn about the motivations of participants


0-10 minutes: Introduction, welcome, and overview

10-30 minutes: Unconferences

30-60 minutes: Codeathons/Hackathons

60–80 minutes: Challenge/prize competitions

80-100 minutes: Planning and engagement program

100-120 minutes: live Q&A.  

MLA CE Credits: 2