Standardize Your Research Data with the NIH Common Data Element Repository
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Through live demonstrations and hands-on exercises, this course will introduce you to common data elements (CDEs) and the NIH Common Data Element Repository (CDE-R). The course begins with an in-depth introduction to what CDEs are and examples of how researchers are already using them. Then, you’ll see how to search the repository and practice searching on your own. Subject matter experts will be in attendance to answer your questions. 

Consider attending this course if you: 

  • Want to standardize the data you collect so it can be easily shared with colleagues and other researchers 

  • Have been awarded a grant that requires the use of CDEs 

  • Have heard that CDEs can be part of a compliant data management and sharing plan 

  • Assist researchers with the research data management lifecycle 


  • Identify NIH-Endorsed CDEs in the CDE-R 

  • Locate a known CDE or form  

  • Locate CDEs or forms from a specific organization 

  • Use search terms and filters to find a CDE or form relevant to their research topic 

  • Export or save a CDE or form in order to incorporate it into their research 

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Class Details

Date(s): October 18, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.50
CE Categories: DSS Level 1
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
This is a National NNLM class.
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Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Catherine Staley
Technical Assistance: Michael Tahmasian