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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 October 12, 2022.



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
Common Data Elements: Standardizing Data Collection x x 1
Creating Data Management Plans with DMPTool x 1
Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research x x 1.5
Data Analytics Research Training Fellowship x x x x 40
Data Literacy for the Busy Librarian x x x x 4
Drive Thru Data: Using NLM APIs to Access Information Fast x x 1
Drug Terminologies and RxNorm x 1
Go Red! REDCap for Library Data Services and Data Collection x x x x 1.5
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
Introduction to Research Data Services x 1
MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians x x x 48
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* x 1
NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Immersion Workshop 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: 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
NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series: What’s in a Data Story? x x x 1
Putting the Quality in Qualitative: Tips for Evaluating Qualitative Research x x 1.5
Standardize Your Research Data with the NIH Common Data Elements Repository* x 1.5
Tell Your Research Story: Visualization, Design, and Messaging x 1.5
The MLA Guide to Instructional Design Basics x 1.5
Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study x x 1
Working Open: An Overview of Open Source Research Tools (Recording) x x x 1.5
Scheduled or to be scheduled
No longer offered, but eligible for credit
Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical & Health Sciences Librarians - Feb-April 2020 x x x x x 36
Health Statistics on the Web - September 14, 2022 x 1
National Center for Data Services Webinar Series: Analyzing Health on the Local Level: Accessing State and Regional Substance Use Data x 1.5
PNC-MLA Health Equity and Diversity: Do No Harm with Data Viz x x 1.5
Thinking in 3D: An Introduction to Medical Imaging and 3D-printing x 3
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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
Fundamentals of Health Sciences Research Data Management x 32
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
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA)
x x x x x 16.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Module 1 x x 1.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Module 2
x 1.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Module 4
x 1.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Module 5
x 1.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Module 6
x 1.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Module 8
x 1.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Module 9
x 1.5
Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Module 11 x x 1.5

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