Training on Biomedical Informatics, Data Science, and Data Management

The National Library of Medicine offers a range of training on biomedical data and informatics.
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Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications Self paced class that reviews basic biology concepts and takes a deep dive into NCBI Molecular Biology Databases. Jan. 17, 2023 N/A HTML / On-Demand Course
NCBI Outreach Events Search and apply for upcoming NCBI webinars, workshops, codeathons, and other outreach activities. Jan. 1, 2023 N/A HTML / Directory
NCBI Learn The catalog of NCBI Webinars and Courses, Conferences and Presentations, Tutorials and Documentation. (Note: For PubMed resources, see https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/pubmed.html) Jan. 1, 2023 N/A HTML / Directory
Insider's Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed Want to do more with PubMed? Want to extract just the PubMed data you need, in the format you want? Dreaming of creating your own PubMed tool or interface, but do not know where to start? This is the first in the Insider's Guide series of webinars about more powerful and flexible ways of accessing NLM data, starting with an introduction to the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for PubMed and other NCBI databases. This series is geared toward librarians and other information specialists who have experience using PubMed via the traditional Web interface, but now want to dig deeper. This class will start with the very basics of APIs, before showing you how to get started using the E-utilities API to search and retrieve records from PubMed. The class will also showcase some specific tools and utilities that information specialists can use to work with E-utilities, helping to prepare you for subsequent Insider's Guide classes. We will finish by looking at some practical examples of E-utilities in the real world, and hopefully inspire you to get out and put these lessons to use! Feb. 13, 2018 60 min(s) MP4 Video / Quick Tour
Insider's Guide to Accessing NLM Data: EDirect for PubMed This series of workshops introduces new users to the basics of using EDirect to access exactly the PubMed data you need, in the format you need. Over the course of five 90-minute sessions, you will learn how to use EDirect commands in a Unix environment to access PubMed, design custom output formats, create basic data pipelines to get data quickly and efficiently, and develop simple strategies for solving real-world PubMed data-gathering challenges. No prior Unix knowledge is required. March 19, 2018 450 min(s) HTML / Webinar Source Page
Drug Terminologies and RxNorm This one-hour training session with videos and exercises is intended to introduce you to the basic concepts of medical terminologies, with a specific focus on NLM's drug terminology RxNorm. Sept. 1, 2019 60 min(s) HTML / On-Demand Course
Drive-Thru Data: Using NLM APIs to Access Information Fast On December 6, 2022, Mike Davidson from the Office of Engagement and Training hosted Drive Thru Data: Using NLM APIs to Access Information Fast. This webinar is aimed at librarians and other information professionals who are familiar with NLM's products and services, but want to explore NLM data in new ways. Dec. 14, 2022 58 min(s) HTML / Webinar Source Page
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NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Series The webinar series introduces the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023. The introduction will then be followed by three webinars providing “practitioner perspectives” – i.e., data librarians sharing their opportunities, barriers, methods, and successes as they work toward improving data management practices at their institutions. March 18, 2022 60 min(s) HTML / Webinar Source Page
NNLM Toolkit for the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy A selection of guides, toolkits, and other resources for librarians working on addressing the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. Nov. 4, 2022 N/A HTML / Page
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A Bird's Eye View of Health Data Standards This one-hour training session with videos and exercises is intended to introduce you to health data standards and how they are used, including relevant National Library of Medicine (NLM) products and services. Sept. 1, 2021 60 min(s) HTML / On-Demand Course
Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect: Tutorial This one-hour training session with videos and exercises is intended to introduce you to what MedlinePlus Connect does and how, and point you to resources for implementing MedlinePlus Connect at your institution. Sept. 1, 2021 60 min(s) HTML / On-Demand Course
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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
Research Data Management (RDM) On Demand: Data Security, Storage and Preservation How do you keep data secure and preserved? This introductory, four-hour, on-demand course uses readings, tutorials, videos, and hands-on scenarios to show how to evaluate preservation needs of a dataset, identify appropriate data repositories for a given dataset, examine security/privacy issues with data, and explain how data policies affect data ownership, security, and storage. April 30, 2021 240 min(s) HTML / On-Demand Course
Research Data Management (RDM) On Demand: Data Curation and Documentation This introductory, four-hour, on-demand course describes the definition, types, and elements of data curation that are most important to document in research data management. Through readings, tutorials, videos, and hands-on scenarios you will learn about types of data, which data elements are important to document, and best-practices for file naming conventions. April 30, 2021 240 min(s) HTML / On-Demand Course
Research Data Management (RDM) On Demand: Data Sharing and Publishing What are the FAIR data principles, and how do they relate to research reproducibility? This introductory, four-hour, on-demand course describes principles and challenges of data sharing, as well as data sharing incentives, open data, data citations, and data journals. Through readings, tutorials, videos, and hands-on scenarios you will increase your knowledge about data sharing and publishing. April 30, 2021 240 min(s) HTML / On-Demand Course
Research Data Management (RDM) On Demand: Open Science and Data Science What is open science, and how does it differ from data science, and research data management? How can library staff support data science in their own work? This introductory, four-hour on-demand course introduces the concepts of open science, data science and research data management through readings, tutorials and videos. After taking this course, you will be able to describe the differences between research data management (RDM), data science, and open science, articulate how open science supports research integrity and reproducibility, and list ways librarian staff can support data science. April 30, 2021 240 min(s) HTML / On-Demand Course
Data Literacy for the Busy Librarian This 2-week, 4 credit-hour, self-paced online class looks at foundational data management skills with an emphasis on key topics relating to Data Management Plans (DMPs), understanding standards and metadata in a biomedical context, identifying appropriate biomedical data repositories, understanding data sharing and data citation, and knowing and applying best practices in data visualization. Qualifies for MLA Data Services Specialization. Feb. 14, 2022 N/A HTML / On-Demand Course
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Finding and Using Health Statistics This course describes the range of available health statistics, identifies their sources and helps you understand how to use information about their structure as you search. April 3, 2019 N/A HTML / Tutorial
What is Bioinformatics Librarianship? A growing number of librarians are filling a special niche in the information world: Serving those who work with genetic and molecular biology information. In this one-hour Webinar, eight of your colleagues as they explain their specialized and uniquely valuable roles at their institution. Jan. 17, 2017 58 min(s) MP4 Video / YouTube Video
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NLM's University-based Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Research Training Programs A list of research training programs supported by the National Library of Medicine. Oct. 20, 2021 N/A HTML / Page

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