E-Science Initiatives

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian E-Science Initiatives

e-Science Portal for New England Librarians

New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum

Journal of eScience Librarianship

The Journal of eScience Librarianship is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that advances the theory and practice of librarianship with a special focus on services related to data-driven research in the physical, biological, and medical sciences.

University of Massachusetts And New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposia

Professional Development Day for Regional Health Sciences and Science Librarians

Teaching Research Data Management with the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum—November 8, 2013

A full day workshop demonstrating how the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum can be used to teach faculty and students best practices for research data management.

Embedded with the Scientists: Librarians' Roles in the Research Process—November 7, 2012

This one day workshop explores new roles librarians are forging in biomedical research projects. The day's agenda will feature keynote speaker Chris Shaffer, University Librarian and Associate Professor at Oregon Health and Science University Library, and a panel of librarian informationists from biomedical research institutions who are currently engaged in NIH-funded research projects.

Metadata Day—May 9, 2012

This full day workshop will feature metadata expert Diane Hillmann, who will present an overview of metadata, its purpose in supporting data discovery, and metadata schema. There will be an afternoon "Metadata in Action" breakout session during which local metadata librarians will present their projects and answer questions.

Scientific Data Management—March 16, 2011

Nanotechnology in the Health and Applied Sciences—May 24, 2010

Stem Cell Workshop—May 13, 2009

Documents from the Workshop

Science Boot Camp for Librarians


Data Management Curriculum for Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the Sciences, Health Sciences and Engineering Programs

New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum

The Lamar Soutter Library and partnering New England libraries have addressed the gap in data management education for students in the sciences by developing the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum, an instructional tool for teaching data management best practices to undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers in the health sciences, sciences, and engineering disciplines. The curriculum’s seven modules align with the National Science Foundation’s data management plan recommendations and address universal data management challenges. Each of the modules can be taught as a stand-alone class or as part of a series of classes. Instructors are welcome to customize the content of the instructional modules to meet the learning needs of their students and the policies and resources at their institutions. Built upon the Frameworks for a Data Management Curriculum, NECDMC includes a collection of actual research cases that provides a discipline specific context to the content of the instructional modules.

Frameworks for a Data Management Curriculum

In 2010-2011, the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the George C. Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute collaborated on an Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) National Leadership Planning grant and developed an instructional framework and delivery system for openly accessible, online instructional modules on preserving, managing, and sharing digital data. The two libraries also conducted research on user requirements for data repositories for student generated data and tested the usability of three open source repository software systems.

Evaluating User Requirements for Data Repository Software

Matrix of User Requirements for Repository Software

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