Peace Ossom-Williamson

Associate Director, NCDS

Classes I Teach

Event Title Summary
Cancelled. Analyzing Health on the Local Level: Accessing State and Regional Substance Use Data This workshop is part of National Recovery Month 2022.

National Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery from substance use and mental health, just as we celebrate improvements made by individuals who are recovering from other health issues such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease are celebrated.

In this workshop, the presenter will provide information about how local and regional health departments share health data and how to make use of the data to see trends, inform practice, and develop or assess initiatives.

It is recommended that you make use of Microsoft Excel during the workshop; however, it is not required, and you can still participate without completing the hands-on activities.
Ethical Considerations of Data This mini-course 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.
Introduction to the NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan (Session 1) The webinar series introduces the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023.
Library Carpentry Workshop Summer 2022 We are excited to offer a Library Carpentry workshop on July 18 and 19 for our NNLM Members in order to learn about tools for efficiency and reproducibility in research.

This workshop is focused on Library Carpentry. The curriculum will include the following lessons:

Regular Expressions

Unix Shell

Tidy Data


Introduction to Git

The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience, and the instructors put a priority on creating a friendly environment to empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery.

Even those with some experience will benefit, as the goal is to teach not only how to do analyses, but how to manage the process to make it as automated and reproducible as possible.

This is an online, two full-day workshop (14 hours total). Please be mindful about registering. Register if you are committed to attending and actively participating since space is limited.

Participants must use a laptop with a Windows, Mac or Linux operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on.

Software must be installed prior to the first day of the workshop.
National Center for Data Services Internship Information Session Attend this session to learn all about the NCDS internship, including applying, timeline, projects, and more. Also, be sure to bring questions!
National Center for Data Services Kickoff Meeting The National Center for Data Services (NCDS) coordinates with other NNLM Regions, Offices, and Centers to provide training and resources to increase data science capacity among information professionals, in alignment with the NLM strategic plan. Join this National Kickoff Meeting to meet the NCDS staff, learn about upcoming programming, and discuss your training needs.
NCDS Internship Information Session Attend this session to learn all about the NCDS internship, including steps toward applying, timeline, and more.

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