Medical Library Project 133: Get Data [at sign] Duke

Get Data @ Duke GD@D will create a searchable, centralized, publicly-accessible catalog of research data created at Duke Health and in the School of Medicine. By making data more transparent, this catalog will foster scientific discovery, enhance transdisciplinary collaboration, and promote the re-use and linkage of data to speed translation, inform hypotheses generation and decision making. Currently, data exists in many silos at Duke and there is not one map to help 133s inside and outside the institution identify what data is available. This catalog will initially focus on translational and clinical research data. The Medical Center Library MCL will establish and host the centralized data catalog. The Duke Clinical Translational Science Institute CTSI and Duke Clinical Research Institute DCRI will partner with the MCL to identify data sets for inclusion in the catalog. Get Data @ Duke will utilize the NYU Data Catalog application to enhance and extend an existing website listing of data that was launched by the Duke CTSI in May, 2017 Get Data @ Duke 1.0 as the basis of a longer term needs assessment targeted at the data needs of the Duke Community. The NYU Data Catalog is currently being implemented at several institutions and is freely available Read et al 2017. Implementing this software will allow us to join an existing community of practice. Our implementation will be the first to focus on clinical research and translational research; therefore, we expect to develop best practices for outreach, workflow, and metadata that can be shared back with the health sciences library, research, and data communities. Read, K., Contaxis, N., L, I., Larson, C., LaPolla, F. W. Z., & Surkis, A. 2017, July 12. NYU Data Catalog. Retrieved from

Project Details

Organization Name

Duke University Libraries

Organization Type
Academic institution
Project Lead


North Carolina
Start Date
October 27, 2017
End Date
April 30, 2018
Funding Amount
Student, College & Post-grad
Library or Information Professional
Public Health Professional
Health care Provider