University of Iowa 133s in the Health Sciences Colleges conduct significant research across many domains. In partnership with the Data Services Librarian, Library liaisons in the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences have begun to incorporate research data management support into their service portfolios. However, the Libraries do not have a detailed picture of the data sharing practices, infrastructure needs, or data literacy of these 133s. An assessment will enable us to more efficiently target instruction, curation, and data preservation and access services, increasing the impact of research through more effective data stewardship and sharing. We are proposing to conduct a needs assessment and education/awareness outreach project. This project will enhance awareness of university support, align services to address gaps and opportunities, and broaden the impact of UI research by improving data sharing practices to be more consistent with FAIR data principles.

Project Details

Organization Name

University of Iowa - Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Organization Type
Academic institution
Health sciences library
Project Lead

Brian Westra

Start Date
October 1, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
Data Resource or Tool Developer
Data Scientist
Educator, College & Post-grad
Library or Information Professional
Student, College & Post-grad
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Adults (19-64 yrs.)