New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum

New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum

About the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum

The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC) project is led by the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in partnership with several libraries in the New England region.

NECDMC is an instructional tool for teaching data management best practices to undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers in the health sciences, sciences, and engineering disciplines. Each of the curriculum’s seven online instructional modules aligns with the National Science Foundation’s data management plan recommendations and addresses universal data management challenges. Included in the curriculum is a collection of actual research cases that provides a discipline specific context to the content of the instructional modules. These cases come from a range of research settings such as clinical research, biomedical labs, an engineering project, and a qualitative behavioral health study. Additional research cases will be added to the collection on an ongoing basis. 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 of a Data Management Curriculum developed by the Lamar Soutter Library and the George C. Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the NECDMC is designed to address present and future researchers’ data management learning needs.

Editors/Contributors

PI and Editor-in-Chief:

  • Elaine Russo Martin, D.A.

Project Coordinators and Editors:

  • Andrew T. Creamer, MA Ed, MSLIS
  • Donna M. Kafel, RN, MLIS

Library Partners

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Funding Statement

NN/LM NER logo This project has been funded by the National Library of Medicine under a contract (HHS-N-276-2011-00010-C) with the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.

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