Data Management for Clinical Research MOOC

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

This course presents critical concepts and practical methods to support planning, collection, storage, and dissemination of data in clinical research.
 
Understanding and implementing solid data management principles is critical for any scientific domain. Regardless of your current (or anticipated) role in the research enterprise, a strong working knowledge and skill set in data management principles and practice will increase your productivity and improve your science. The instructors' goal is to use these modules to help you learn and practice this skill set.

This course assumes very little current knowledge of technology other than how to operate a web browser. The course will focus on practical lessons, short quizzes, and hands-on exercises as we explore together best practices for data management.

The six modules cover these topics:

  • Research Data Collection Strategy
  • Electronic Data Capture Fundamentals
  • Planning a Data Strategy for a Prospective Study
  • Practicing What We've Learned: Implementation
  • Post-Study Activities and Other Considerations
  • Data Collection with Surveys
Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Stephany Duda
Paul Harris
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Vanderbilt University
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Clinical research data
Massive open online course (MOOC)
Data collection
Capacity building
Data storage
Data management
Data management planning
Data publication
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Medicine and Health Sciences
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Coursera
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Course - series of units and lessons used to teach the skills and knowledge required by its curriculum.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data manager
Data professional
Librarian
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 Week