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Research/Data Services Questionnaire

Purpose/Introduction: Environmental Scan of Research/Data Services Questionnaire(untitled)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) would like to understand how Network member institutions support research and data-related research efforts at their institutions. This understanding will inform the NNLM on the types of services provided by NNLM Network member institutions to their research communities. Understanding who is responsible for providing research and data-related services will assist in improving communication with those experts and the NNLM.   

Research and data-related services librarians provide a wide range of expertise in training, consultation, or information access support for researchers at any point along the research lifecycle. Training might include teaching data visualization, metadata standards, or data-related requirements from funders, such as NIH or NSF. Consultation services might include developing/maintaining a service framework for working with researchers to manage their data throughout the research lifecycle. It could include collaborating with researchers to find or create data, develop effective data management strategies, analyze or visualize data, or preserve/store data. Research/data services librarians might support biomedical big data or assist with access/training on specialty software packages for statistical, geospatial, qualitative data analysis, or help develop research data policies for the library or institution.

The results from your responses will be shared publicly (directory, reports, website, conference presentations, publications, etc.) to broadly inform the library community of the research/data support landscape. If there is anything you do not wish to be made public, please do not provide that information. 

According to the guidance released by Office for Human Research Protections, this questionnaire is a Quality Improvement Activity and does not require an IRB oversight or exemption.  This questionnaire does not collect patient or provider data-regarding the implementation of [a] practice for clinical, practical, or administrative purposes.  This questionnaire does not constitute a systematic investigation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge and therefore, does not satisfy the definition of “research”.