My name is Tess Grynoch and I have the great pleasure of representing the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) at the RDAP summit this year. In my day job, I am the Research Data & Scholarly Communications Librarian at the Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School. My colleagues on the 4th floor, who comprise the NNLM NER, organize amazing programming and training for research data management in conjunction with the other NNLM regional offices across the nation.
It seems like every time I check the training calendar https://nnlm.gov/training or receive the weekly newsletter https://news.nnlm.gov/ner/newsletter/ there is something new that’s data-related. The NNLM NER also provides funding for biomedical data management through their Knowledge and Data Management grant https://nnlm.gov/ner/funding/knowledge-data-management and, although the application deadline has passed, it is never too early to start thinking about a data management project that could use a little more monetary support. Even if you are not a health sciences librarian, I would recommend getting in touch with your regional NNLM office to be apprised of free data training in your neck of the woods.
Speaking of training, NNLM’s RD3 website https://nnlm.gov/data is also a great resource for research data management information and resources.
I had such a great experience at my first RDAP summit last year and I am thrilled to be back again to share more ideas about research data management with like-minded colleagues. Congratulations RDAP for organizing your first conference as an independent organization and I look forward to the evolution of RDAP in the years to come.
For more about the NNLM NER
Visit the NNLM NER table at the RDAP Summit or go to https://nnlm.gov/ner to learn more.