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Research and Data Engagement Award BioData Club: A Partnership model for Advancing Data Literacy

BioData Club is an established data science education initiative at OHSU, formed in 2016. A collaboration of the OHSU Library, the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, research staff and graduate students, BioData Club hosts monthly science skills, tools, and best practices. In 2019, there were 7 workshops covering topics such as linear regression, git and Github, data manipulation with pandas, ontologies, and ggplot, with an average of over 50 registered attendees per session. Our project is focused on making BioData Club more educationally robust and accessible. We will use the Research and Data Engagement Award to develop and apply a methodology for associating existing BioData Club resources to relevant Data Information Literacy (DIL) competencies, enabling local and regional learners and educators to follow guided pathways for engaging with our events and materials. Additionally, we will partner with OHSU students and postdoctoral fellows to develop workshops that leverage their emerging expertise and give them pedagogical training and mentored teaching experience. Objectives of the project are to grow and diversify the audience by providing streaming and recorded access to all of BioData Clubs 2019/2020 academic year events. Virtual access will be available to both OHSU community members and the public. Promote the value and reuse of these resources to NNLM PNR member institutions and libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, to organize one event featuring an external invited speaker to raise the profile of BioData at OHSU and the Portland area
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Data scientist
Educator, college & post-grad
Health care provider
Library or information professional
Public health professional
Student, college & post-grad
Project Lead:
Robin Elise Champieux
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Funding Period:
Oct 1, 2019 to Sep 30, 2020
Project Status:
In Progress