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Biomedical and Health Research Data Management for Librarians

Biomedical & Health Research Data Management for Librarians is an online training course, offered by the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). This course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons manage their research data. Attending this course will improve your ability to initiate or extend research data management (RDM) services at your institution.  The primary goal of this course is to improve your knowledge and skills in research data management and enable you to add or enhance research data management training and services at your institution. 

We also hope that you will build your confidence in discussing relevant issues in RDM and contribute to the growing community of information professionals with expertise in this area. 
RDM 101
Module One: Research Data Management Overview & Data Lifecycle 
Module Two: Data Curation & Documentation
Module Three: Data Standards, Taxonomies, & Ontologies
Module Four: Data Security, Storage, & Preservation
Module Five: Data Sharing & Publishing
Module Six: Data Management Plans


The major goal of this course is to provide an introduction to data issues and policies in support of developing and implementing or enhancing RDM training and services at your institution. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. The course topics include an overview of data management, choosing appropriate metadata descriptors or taxonomies for a dataset, addressing privacy and security issues with data, and creating data management plans.

Course Owner(s):
Jessi Van Der Volgen, MLS, AHIP, Assistant Director
Kirsten Burcat, MLIS, Data & Evaluation Coordinator
Derek Johnson, Associate Director
Zoe Pettway Unno, Ph.D., MLIS, Education and Outreach Librarian
Nancy Shin, Research and Data Coordinator
Donna Harp Ziegenfuss, MS, EdD, Data Science Coordinator
Continuing Education:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to claim 32 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association.

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