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Data Services Specialization Level I Course List



  • Courses approved for the DSS Level I are listed below, with the credit amount and the DSS skill area each addresses. The list is current as of March 4, 2024. 



Use the DSS Tracking Grid to ensure that you take courses in the required skill areas. 

Title
S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 Cr
REQUIRED
Register for Course in MEDLIB-ED 
On-Demand: 
Research Data Management: Data Sharing & Publishing
Research Data Management Data Security Storage & Preservation
Research Data Management Curation & Documentation
Research Data Management Open Science & Data Science
or
Fundamentals of Health Sciences Research Data Management
ELECTIVES: Choose three credits in each of the five skill areas from the courses below
Register for Course in MEDLIB-ED
On-Demand (some offerings are first offered live and then available on-demand):
A Bird's Eye View of Health Data Standards On Demand x x 1
Active Learning Strategies for Effective and Engaging Instruction x 1.5
Aligning the Three Pillars of Effective Instruction: Outcomes,Teaching, & Assessment for HS Librarians x 1.5
An Overview of the All of Us Researcher Workbench and the Role of the Librarian x x 1
Common Data Elements: Standardizing Data Collection x x 1
Creating Data Management Plans with DMPTool 1 1
Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research x x 1.5
Data Analytics Research Training Fellowship (DART) Course x x x x 40
Drug Terminologies and RxNorm x 1
Finding and Using Health Statistics x 3
Introduction to Data Management x x x x 1.5
Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets using FAIR Data Principles x x x x 1.5
Navigating New Norms: Harnessing Generative AI for Library Services and Solutions x x x 6
NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Webinar Series: Introduction to the NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan x x 1
NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Workshop On-Demand x x 6
NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series: Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization x x x 1
NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series: Ethical Issues in Citizen Science Research x x 1
NNLM Research Data Management: The Charts are Off: Approaches to Ethical Decision-Making in Data Visualization x x 1
NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series: What’s in a Data Story? x x x 1
 Open Data Deidentification Tools x x 1
Putting the Quality in Qualitative: Tips for Evaluating Qualitative Research x x 1.5
R for All of Us: Basic Coding Training* x x 8
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) x x x x x 16.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Unit 1, Foundations of RDM  x x 1.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Unit 2, Navigating Research Culture
x 1.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Unit 4, Launching Data Services
x 1.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Unit 5, Project Management and Assessment
x 1.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Unit 6, Data Analysis and Visualization Tools
x 1.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Unit 8, Platform Tools
x 1.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Unit 9, Delivering Data Management Training
x 1.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Unit 11, Data Curation and Archiving
x x 1.5
Research Data Services (RDS) “Shop Talk” with NNLM Region 2 x x 1.5
Tell Your Research Story: Visualization, Design, and Messaging x 1.5
The MLA Guide to Instructional Design Basics x 1.5
The NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy for non-data librarians: An introduction x x 1
The Research Data Services Landscape: How Do You Start And Where Does Your Library Fit In? x 1
Tools and Ideas for Promoting the Researcher Workbench on Your Campus x 1
Not on-demand or not currently offered but may be offered in the future
Applying the CURATE(D) Model for Data Curation* x x 3
Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical & Health Sciences Librarians - Feb-April 2020 x x x x x 36
Data Literacy for the Busy Librarian x x x x 4
Drive Thru Data: Using NLM APIs to Access Information Fast x x 1
Go Red! REDCap for Library Data Services and Data Collection x x x x 1.5
Health Data Privacy in the Library x x 1
Health Statistics on the Web - September 14, 2022 x 1
Library Carpentry Workshop x 15
MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians x x x 48
National Center for Data Services Webinar Series: Analyzing Health on the Local Level: Accessing State and Regional Substance Use Data x 1.5
NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Immersion Workshop x 6
NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Overview
x 1.5
NNLM Research Data Management: If You Share It, Will They Come? Quantifying and Characterizing Reuse of Biomedical Research Data x 1
NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series: Supporting Open Science in Health Science Libraries: Sharing Strategies for Sustainability and Success x

1

NNLM Research Data Management: The Charts are Off: Approaches to Ethical Decision-Making in Data Visualization x x

1

PNC-MLA Health Equity and Diversity: Do No Harm with Data Viz x x 1.5
Region 2 Webinar Series: Health Data Privacy in the Library x x 1
Standardize Your Research Data with the NIH Common Data Elements Repository* x 1.5
Thinking in 3D: An Introduction to Medical Imaging and 3D-printing x 3
The All of Us Researcher Workbench: access diverse data and tools from the NIH Precision Medicine x 1
Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study x x 1
Using Statistics to Improve Library Science and Services x x 1.5
Register on Course Website (These courses are approved only if taken before July 1, 2024.)
ACRL RDM Roadshow: Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work x x x x 8
Analytical Solutions to Common Healthcare Problems x x 11
Best Practices for Biomedical Research Data Management x x x 20
Data Management for Clinical Research x x 20
Data Science Foundations: Fundamentals x x 5
Healthcare Data Literacy x 13
Healthcare Data Quality and Governance x 12
Introduction to Clinical Data Science x x 7
Research Data Management & Sharing x x x 14

** The skill areas of these three courses were corrected 3/13/2023. If you have been planning to receive credit for the previous skill areas, please note this in your DSS application.