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New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum is Live!

We are pleased to announce that today the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum site is live at http://library.umassmed.edu/necdmc.

The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum offers openly available materials that librarians can use to teach research data management best practices to students in the sciences, health sciences and engineering fields, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The materials in the curriculum are openly available, with lecture notes and slide presentations that librarians teaching RDM can customize for their particular audiences. The curriculum also has a database of real life research cases that can be integrated into the curriculum to address discipline specific data management topics.

The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC) project has been led by the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region.

The Lamar Soutter Library developed the Frameworks for a Data Management Curriculum (See http://library.umassmed.edu/data_management_frameworks.pdf) with Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2011. Over the past year the Soutter Library has partnered with librarians from Tufts University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Northeastern, and the Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to fully develop the curriculum’s lecture content, readings, activities, and slide presentations.

Some libraries will be piloting the curriculum at their institutions and conducting evaluations with students of the learning modules. If you are teaching or plan to teach RDM, we invite you to pilot the NECDMC. If you are interested in being a pilot partner, please contact Donna Kafel at donna.kafel@umassmed.edu

Best regards,
Elaine Martin, DA, PI, Editor-in-Chief
Andrew Creamer, M Ed, MSLIS, NECDMC Project Coordinator
Donna Kafel, RN, MLIS, NECDMC Project Coordinator

Lamar Soutter Library
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave. North
Worcester, MA  01655

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