Assessment of and response to data needs of clinical and translational science researchers and beyond
Published in the Journal of eScience Librarianship, this 2016 article by Norton et al. looks at the topic of “big data” management in clinical and translational research from the university and library standpoint. As academic libraries are a major component of such research, Norton et al. reached out to the various medical colleges at the University of Florida and sought to clarify researcher needs. The group concludes that its research has led to “addressing common campus-wide concerns through data management training, collaboration with campus IT infrastructure and research units, and creating a Data Management Librarian position” to improve the library system’s role with data management for clinical researchers.