Learn about Common Data Elements (CDEs)

Training resources on using Common Data Elements (CDEs) to select and standardize health research data.
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Common Data Elements: Standardizing Data Collection Making research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) starts well before data collection. Designing studies with common data elements (CDEs) can enable data sharing and reuse. Librarians and other information professionals have an important role in educating and assisting researchers in the use of CDEs. Whether you are a research data librarian or assist researchers in finding sources, this one-hour, self-paced course from the National Library of Medicine can help you understand how you can support the use of common data elements (CDEs) in creating FAIR data. Sept. 15, 2021 60 min(s) HTML / Site
Collecting Data with an Eye Towards Reuse: Common Data Elements As part of the series, Clinical Information, Librarians and the NLM: from Health Data Standards to Better Health, Lisa Lang from the U.S. National Library of Medicine provides context and background for the use of common data elements in health sciences research. Oct. 2, 2018 34 min(s) MP4 Video / Video Tutorial
The NIH Common Data Elements (CDE) Repository Structured human and machine-readable definitions of data elements recommended or required by NIH institutes and centers. April 13, 2021 1 min(s) MP4 Video / YouTube Video
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Standardize Your Research Data with the NIH Common Data Elements Repository On October 04, 2022, Catherine Staley from the Office of Engagement and Training and Robin Taylor from the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) MEDLARS Management Section (MMS) hosted the training Standardize Your Research Data with the NIH Common Data Elements Repository. Through live demonstrations and hands-on exercises, this course introduces you to common data elements (CDEs) and the NIH Common Data Elements Repository (CDE-R). Oct. 19, 2022 80 min(s) HTML / Webinar Source Page
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NIH Common Data Elements (CDE) Repository A repository of common data elements (CDEs) recommended or required for use by NIH Institutes and Centers. This brief guide to the NIH CDE Repository is designed to quickly orient people who do outreach and training about the resource: Who uses it, for what, and how. The guide also includes teaching examples and alternative resources. Aug. 12, 2022 N/A PDF / Pamphlet

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