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Published April 2021 | Version v1.0.0
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A Library-based Data Retrieval and Management Training Program for Clinical Researchers


Presented at the Research Data Alliance 17th Plenary Meeting, April 20-23, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland (Virtual).


We are developing an end-to-end training program that introduces clinician researchers to clinical database architecture and clinical coding standards, teaches them how to translate their research questions into queries that will allow them to extract data properly, and how to do so in a way that supports transparency and reproducibility while still respecting guidelines for proper data sharing. This work builds on longstanding partnerships with the Northwestern Medicine Enterprise Data Warehouse (NMEDW) through which we promote improved communication and collaboration between data analysts and clinical researchers to make them better partners in research projects. We also provide workflows for preservation and reusability of research reports through our next-generation research data management (RDM) system. Our ultimate goal is to bolster support for our local research community to use clinical research data from the NMEDW and also parlay this experience to develop a blueprint of best practice workflows that could be applied in libraries at other institutions.


original_citation: Carson MB, Gonzales S, Shaw P, Schneider D, Holmes K. A Library-based Data Retrieval and Management Training Program for Clinical Researchers. Research Data Alliance 17th Plenary Meeting; April 20-23; Edinburgh, Scotland (Virtual); 2021.


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