Data Literacy for the Busy Librarian

This 2-week, 4 credit-hour, self-paced online class looks at foundational data management skills with an emphasis on key topics relating to Data Management Plans (DMPs), understanding standards and metadata in a biomedical context, identifying appropriate biomedical data repositories, understanding data sharing and data citation, and knowing and applying best practices in data visualization. Qualifies for MLA Data Services Specialization.

Objectives

1. Describe how the data life cycle fits into the larger research lifecycle

2. Recommend file naming conventions and file formats based on best practices

3. Apply selected metadata standards to a given dataset in order to facilitate better sharing of data and understands the rationale for metadata

4. Identify appropriate data repositories

5. Discuss potential solutions for datasets with security/privacy issues (HIPAA) and develops an understanding of intellectual property and privacy and confidentiality issues when it comes to sharing data

6. Articulate FAIR principles and explain data sharing, data citations, and data journals

7. Explain Data Management Plan (DMP) requirements of funding agencies (NIH, NSF) and evaluate a DMP for adherence to funding agency requirements

8. Understand and apply best practices for data visualization

Class Length

2 Weeks

Region: Region 5

The goal of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Region 5, which provides programs, services, and dedicated support for NNLM Members in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific.

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Continuing Education

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Data Services Specialization (DSS).

4 credit hours from MLA 

Qualifies for MLA Data Services Specialization

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