Enhancing Research Data Management and Discoverability via a Data Catalog Collaboration

The Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell library, in collaboration with the medical school and Northwell Health research branch, the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, will implement a local instance of the open source data catalog created by the NYU Health Sciences Library. The pilot project will meet the immediate need for the research enterprise of a frontend interface for discoverability of the data located in the Feinstein Institute public data repository. Metadata created by the librarians will describe and catalog the data, list contact information for the 133s, and link to associated publications and grant awards. The data catalog will complement the existing scholarly publications repository created by the library staff. Librarians will reach out to faculty and trainees to ascertain their needs for finding and citing their data sets, discuss adherence to 132 mandates, promote the benefits of data catalog participation, and collaborate with participants to develop optimal metadata. The project will demonstrate a successful partnership between the library and the Feinstein's Center for Research Informatics and Innovation. The library will join the Data Catalog Collaboration Project and contribute to the growing experience of academic health sciences libraries in data management initiatives.

Project Details

Organization Name

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Health Sciences Library

Organization Type
Academic institution
Health sciences library
Project Lead

Debra Rand

New York
Start Date
November 1, 2018
End Date
April 30, 2019
Funding Amount
Library or Information Professional