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Medical Library Project 133: Get Data [at sign] Duke

Get Data @ Duke (GD@D) will create a searchable, centralized, publicly-accessible catalog of research data created at Duke Health and in the School of Medicine. By making data more transparent, this catalog will foster scientific discovery, enhance transdisciplinary collaboration, and promote the re-use and linkage of data to speed translation, inform hypotheses generation and decision making. Currently, data exists in many silos at Duke and there is not one map to help researchers inside and outside the institution identify what data is available. This catalog will initially focus on translational and clinical research data. The Medical Center Library (MCL) will establish and host the centralized data catalog. The Duke Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) will partner with the MCL to identify data sets for inclusion in the catalog. Get Data @ Duke will utilize the NYU Data Catalog application to enhance and extend an existing website listing of data that was launched by the Duke CTSI in May, 2017 (Get Data @ Duke 1.0) as the basis of a longer term needs assessment targeted at the data needs of the Duke Community. The NYU Data Catalog is currently being implemented at several institutions and is freely available (Read et al 2017). Implementing this software will allow us to join an existing community of practice. Our implementation will be the first to focus on clinical research and translational research; therefore, we expect to develop best practices for outreach, workflow, and metadata that can be shared back with the health sciences library, research, and data communities. Read, K., Contaxis, N., L, I., Larson, C., LaPolla, F. W. Z., & Surkis, A. (2017, July 12). NYU Data Catalog. Retrieved from osf.io/vg7rn

Duke University
Medical Center Library
Organization Type:
Academic Institution
Health Sciences Library
Funded Dates: 
Friday, October 27, 2017 to Monday, April 30, 2018
Funding Amount: 
Students - Health Professionals
Librarians - Health Science
Health Professionals - All Types
Students - College
Scientists - Biomed/Genetics/Biotech
Scientists - Chemistry/Toxicology/Environment
Not Applicable