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Expanding Research Data Management Education for Health Science Librarians across the GMR, and for Graduate Students and Faculty at the University of Minnesota Duluth

The Expanding Research Data Management Proposal seeks to offer training on the research data management lifecycle to librarians and researchers. The training courses will be offered by librarians at the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities who have a breadth and depth of knowledge to support this work, with experience related to data curation, data management, federal funding compliance, and research reproducibility (See Appendix for Description of Setting and Summary of Librarian Expertise). The HSL’s expertise will be integrated into course content to advance the mission of the NIH and the NNLM GMR by broadening data management competencies across the region. It will also address known needs related to data management skills development for both librarians and researchers. To meet the vision of increasing data management competencies, the Expanding Research Data Management Proposal will work towards the following goals and objectives: GOAL 1. Enable health science librarians at institutions throughout the GMR to build research data management knowledge and skills and develop actionable next steps to provide data services at their libraries. Objective 1.1. Deliver a one-day continuing education course/workshop to the GMR health science librarian cohort to build data management skills. Objective 1.2. Develop a Data Management Skills Community of Practice to support the ongoing development of librarian data management skills through the duration of the funding period. GOAL 2. Enable health science faculty and graduate/professional students at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) to better understand data management best practices, be better positioned to prepare more competitive grant proposals, and learn how to prepare datasets for preservation, sharing, and re-use. Objective 2.1. Deliver a Research Data Management Workshop to up to 40 faculty and graduate students located on the Duluth campus and based in the medicine, pharmacy and bioscience graduate programs. Objective 2.2. Consult with faculty and graduate students on actual data management needs, to help them prepare more competitive grant proposals and prepare datasets for deposit in an open repository. Outcomes of this work would be evaluated at key touch points throughout the funding period and the subcontract funds would be used to support librarian participant and trainer travel.
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Health care provider
Library or information professional
Public health professional
Project Lead:
Lisa McGuire
Funding Source: 
GMR
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2018
Funding Amount: 
$18869
Funding Period:
May 1, 2018 to Apr 30, 2019
Project Status:
Completed