2014 aug13 webinar_necdmc(2)


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Using the NECDMC to teach research data management. Webinar presented August 13, 2014 to ERPNMG.

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  • Project began in August 2010 with a one year Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership planning grant. In this grant, libraries at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Worcester Polytechnic Institute partnered to develop Frameworks for a Data Management Curriculum.
    From student interviews and literature searches of data management courses, we developed learning objectives
    We created a simplified version of NSF’s data management requirements and used it as a template to build course modules and lesson plans for these modules
    At the conclusion of the IMLS grant, we received funding from the NN/LM NER and partnered with multiple New England universities (UMass Amherst, Tufts, MBLWHOI, Harvard, UConn, and Northeastern) to fully develop the content.
  • This is a screenshot of the homepage of NECDMC.
  • When our project team planned the curriculum frameworks, we developed a simplified version of the National Science Foundation’s Data Management Plan requirements. This simplified version guided us in developing the topics for a seven module curriculum. Each module of the curriculum addresses specific components of the NSF’s data management plan recommendatons.

    The simplified data management plan can be used as a template for teaching students how to write data management plans. For example, an instructor might ask students to review one of the curriculum’s research cases, or perhaps their own research project, and create a customized data management plan for the case.
  • This is a diagram of the NECDMC modules. Module 1 is an overview module and serves as a good introductory module about RDM. As you can see the other modules cover specific components of the simplified DMP. Each of the modules is designed to be self standing—instructors can select specific modules that meet the learning needs of their students. They are also discipline agnostic; covering universal research data management concepts.
  • Each of the 7 modules contains a lesson plan. In each lesson plan, you can find the learner objectives for the module. Key points covered in the lecture notes, Activities, assessments, and a list of readings.

  • As you can see here, each of the modules includes lecture notes in word docs and power point slides, along with activities for the students.
  • As our project team planned the frameworks for the curriculum, faculty members told us that research practices and research culture, data and data formats vary widely from one discipline to another and from one research setting to another. With this in mind, they advised us to teach RDM within disciplinary contexts, by using research cases as tools for teaching students RDM concepts. While the modules are subject agnostic-the teaching cases are subject specific.

    NECDMC currently has a collection of 11 research cases. These include a clinical health study, a health study conducted in a lab, a biomedical lab case, a qualitative behavioral health study, an engineering test lab, a multidisciplinary case, model organism neuroscience lab case, ecological field case, and a genomic research case. These cases provide context for teaching data management concepts. Each case begins with a summary of the key teaching points, the narration of the case, and follow up discussion questions.

    On the Research Cases page of NECDMC site, there are resources to guide instructors in the use of the case. These are “How to teach RDM using Cases” and “Research Data Management and Concepts Illustrated in Teaching Cases.”
  • While the research cases facilitate discipline focused RDM instruction, the lecture slides in the curriculum’s modules are customizable and can be revised to include specific local information. For example, we added these two slides to the Module 1 content in a workshop that we gave to a group of graduate students here at UMass Medical School. In these slides, we included specific information about our library’s RDM services and the names and contact info of the people students could contact for specific information, such as storage and backup options or an explanation of legal responsibilities for securing research data.
  • Our project team at UMMS has piloted the curriculum a few different ways. We’ve taught it as a 2 day workshop to medical librarians from the Mid-Atlantic in Philadelphia last year, as a 90 minute workshop for our clinical translational science students’ bootcamp, a one semester course to library students at Simmons GSLIS in Boston, and to librarians at two “train the trainer classes” last Nov and May.
  • The NECDMC website was officially launched last Nov—coinciding with our first train the trainer workshop. At this point we have 14 active partner sites throughout the US and Canada—and recently added another one from South Africa. Partners are participating in evaluating the curriculum and providing feedback. We’re also encouraging partners to add to NECDMC’s databank of research cases.
  • These logos represent a sampling of the NECDMC pilot partners. As you can see they represent a broad cross section of schools across the US and in Canada and represent small universities, health sciences schools, and audiences made up of undergrads and grads. . More recently a university from South Africa has become a pilotWe’ve learned that it’s been translated into another language.
  • We strongly encourage libraries that want to use NECDMC to become official pilot partners. Pilot partners help improve NECDMC by providing feedback and student evaluations---and suggestions for enhancing the curriculum. The list here are pilot partner activities
  • This diagram shows some of the ways that NECDMC is being piloted. Our project team at UMMS has taught it as a one semester course to library students at Simmons GSLIS. At Oregon State Univ, it has been taught as a four credit semester course to graduate science students. It’s being used for staff development workshops, full day classes, and series of weekly workshops. One of our partners, Tufts University recently taught Module 1 at a session of the World Biology Forum.
  • We continue to gather evaluations and feedback from our piloting partners. Here are a few of the comments that partners have told us
  • Going forward—we’ are looking to expand and develop interactive self paced modules. We are also looking to add cases from other disciplines such as social sciences and humanities to NECMDC’s data base. This fall we’re publishing a special Journal of Escience Librarianship issue devoted to RDM instruction , offering more train the trainer classes—and adding new partners
  • So that wraps up our brief introduction to the NECDMC project. We’re glad to answer any of your questions~
  • 2014 aug13 webinar_necdmc(2)

    1. 1. Using the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum to Teach RDM New England Data Management Curriculum Presented by Elaine Martin and Donna Kafel Lamar Soutter Library University of Massachusetts Medical School
    2. 2. Background of NECDMC • How we got started • IMLS planning grant • Funding NN/LM NER • Content partners New England Data Management Curriculum
    3. 3. New England Data Management Curriculum http://library.umassmed.edu/necdmc New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum
    4. 4. NSF Simplified Data Management Plan New England Data Management Curriculum
    5. 5. Lesson Plans New England Data Management Curriculum • Learner Objectives • Module Content • Activities • Assessment • Readings
    6. 6. New England Data Management Curriculum NECDMC Teaching Modules
    7. 7. Role of Having Teaching Cases Ortho Case (2011) Vitamin D Bipolar Depression Case (2013)
    8. 8. Customizing slides for your audience Information about library services Local contacts
    9. 9. Phase 2: Local Piloting • NN/LM, MAR Class (Philadelphia, April 2013) • 90 minute class for UMMS Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) bootcamp • 15-week Simmons GSLIS • “Train the Trainer Class” Nov. 2013 and May 2014 New England Data Management Curriculum
    10. 10. Phase 3: Piloting Beyond UMMS • NECDMC site launched Nov. 2013 • 14 partner sites throughout the U.S. and Canada • Currently participating in evaluation and feedback loop • Potentially add to the database of cases http://library.umassmed.edu/necdmc/join New England Data Management Curriculum
    11. 11. Pilot Sites New England Data Management Curriculum
    12. 12. Join the Collaboration! New England Data Management Curriculum • Fill out Invitation to Pilot the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum • Teach one or more NECDMC modules • Use one or more of the research cases • Implement Participant Module Evaluations and send to UMMS for compilation • Participate in instructor phone interview conducted by UMMS consultant • Agree to share information via intermittent phone calls and on NECDMC site • Consider submitting article to Journal of eScience Librarianship • Consider writing a new research case to add to NECDMC’s database
    13. 13. Beyond UMass Worcester: Sample Pilot Activities New England Data Management Curriculum
    14. 14. Early Feedback What our partners are saying New England Data Management Curriculum • Customize slides • Easier to teach groups from a single discipline • Don’t teach all modules at once • Students like practical activities, e.g. File naming, creating dmps from cases
    15. 15. Next Steps • Interactive modules • Expanding cases to include other disciplines • Fall issue of Journal of eScience Librarianship • Offer more train-the-trainer classes (i.e. SLA, ACRL) • Adding new partners New England Data Management Curriculum
    16. 16. New England Data Management Curriculum Let’s Talk! Please contact us with any further questions! Elaine.Martin@umassmed.edu Donna.Kafel@umassmed.edu