Data literacy training needs of biomedical researchers
Keywords:Data Curation, Education, Continuing, Library Services, Libraries, Medical, Biomedical Research, Data Collection, Information Storage and Retrieval, Information Dissemination
Objective: The research investigated topic priorities for data literacy training for biomedical researchers and staff.
Methods: An electronic survey was used to assess researchers’ level of knowledge related to data literacy skills and the relevance of these skills to their work.
Results: Most respondents did not have any formal training in data literacy. Respondents considered most tasks highly relevant to their work but rated their expertise in tasks lower.
Conclusion: Among this group, researchers have diverse data literacy training needs. Librarians’ expertise makes them well suited to provide such training.