Jake Carlson, Director of the Deep Blue Repository and Research Data Services (DBRRDS) Department at the University of Michigan (U-M) Library
Mikala Narlock, Assistant Director of the Data Curation Network, University of Minnesota
Peace Ossom-Williamson, Associate Director of the National Center for Data Services, The Network of the National Library of Medicine
Life Rafts in a Sea of Data: The Role of Librarians in Supporting Data Sharing
Abstract: The NIH has updated its policies on managing and sharing research data and will require a Data Management and Sharing Plan for all NIH-funded projects beginning in January 2023. This impending change may seem overwhelming, particularly for researchers who have not had to consider how to make their data findable, accessible, interoperable, or reusable by others outside of the project team before. Librarians have prepared for the data sharing requirements made by funding agencies and publishers, and many academic libraries now offer data services to help researchers navigate through the process. Librarians offer services and support to help craft actionable data sharing plans, to assist researchers in considering how to document and organize their data, and to prepare data for deposit into a repository. Our presentation will introduce you to how librarians approach data services and how to connect with the services they provide.
Making Headway in National Efforts toward Data Sharing and Suppor
Abstract: A growing area of library services involves supporting (re)use, management, and sharing of data in research. In order to support capacity for data-informed research, the National Center for Data Services (NCDS) was established in July 2021. The NCDS provides training, resources, and support for health information professionals in developing data literacy and providing data services. This presentation will provide background about the NCDS and detail the particular efforts of the Center toward informing about the NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan requirements to begin in 2023.
Carlson Bio: Jake Carlson is the Director of the Deep Blue Repository and Research Data Services (DBRRDS) department at the University of Michigan (U-M) Library. DBRRDS oversees the Library’s two institutional repositories: Deep Blue Documents, for articles, dissertations, presentations and other human-readable materials, and Deep Blue Data, for data sets and other machine-readable materials generated by the U-M community. Carlson’s work centers on developing and supporting services to publish materials of scholarly value that do not have a home in traditional publication structures, including research data, following FAIR and ethical practices. Carlson has authored or co-authored more than 20 articles on research data services in libraries. He is a co-editor, with Lisa Johnston, of the book Data information Literacy: Librarians, Data and the Education of a New Generation of Researchers published in 2015 by the Purdue University Press.
Narlock Bio: Mikala Narlock is the Assistant Director of the Data Curation Network, based at the University of Minnesota. In this role, Mikala ensures the DCN develops in a sustainable fashion while advancing strategic goals. Specific responsibilities include support and development for the data curators; fostering community with members and potential partners; advocating for the data curation profession; facilitating shared curation activities; and upholding DCN's reputation as a trusted, transparent, and empowering partner.
Ossom-Williamson Bio: Peace Ossom-Williamson, MLS, MS, AHIP is Associate Director of the National Center for Data Services of the Network of the National Library of Medicine. Prior to this role, she served as Director of Research Data Services at The University of Texas at Arlington, where she developed and led efforts supporting data use in research. She is a medical librarian and health educator with 17 years of experience in libraries in a wide variety of roles, and she teaches numerous courses for different audiences around data services and public health informatics.