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Meeting the unique information needs of clinical and translational researchers: assessment, preparation, and intervention
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Title: Meeting the unique information needs of clinical and translational researchers: assessment, preparation, and intervention
Physical Description: Conference Papers
Creator: Tennant, Michele R.
Lyon, Jennifer A.
Garcia-Milian, Rolando
Norton, Hannah F.
Botero, Cecilia E.
Publisher: Medical Library Association
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: Meeting the Unique Information Needs of Clinical and Translational Researchers: Assessment, Preparation, and Intervention Michele Tennant, AHIP, Assistant Director, Biomedical and Health Information Services, and Bioinformatics Librarian, Health Science Center Libraries and UF Genetics Institute; Jennifer A. Lyon, AHIP, Clinical Research Librarian, Biomedical and Health Information Services, Health Science Center Libraries; Rolando Garcia-Milian, Basic Biomedical Sciences Librarian/Liaison, Biomedical and Health Information Services, Health Science Center Libraries; Hannah F. Norton, AHIP, Reference and Liaison Librarian, Biomedical and Health Information Services, Health Science Center Libraries; Cecilia E. Botero, Associate Dean, George A. Smathers Libraries, and Director, Health Science Center Libraries; University of Florida–Gainesville Objectives: To provide effective services to clinical and translational (CT) researchers, it is vital that librarians understand this community’s unique information needs. This presentation describes a multifaceted user needs assessment focused on University of Florida (UF) CT researchers and their information needs related to clinical research, bioinformatics, and data management. Training for librarians in subjects crucial to this population is also discussed. Methods: UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) comprises over 600 faculty researchers from disciplines as diverse as medicine and journalism. Librarians at UF’s Health Science Center Library explored the information needs of this research community utilizing a multimodal approach. Online assessments, focused discussions, and interviews related to clinical research, bioinformatics, and data management were administered in 2012. In 2011, librarians at Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA)-awarded institutions were surveyed regarding services they provide to such researchers, and in 2012 this survey was expanded to include librarians at institutions with or without CTSA funding. Results: Study results suggest that few researchers are aware of even the basic services that librarians can provide, let alone those specifically related to CT research. Librarian contributions to the CTSA renewal process, assessment of research impact, and assistance in the systematic review process were cited by researchers as valuable services for the library to offer. Roles suggested by librarians included support for research collaborations, community engagement efforts, bioinformatics resource instruction, and data management planning. Responses from librarians suggest that most are in the exploratory phase related to services identified by researchers. Conclusions: Study results suggest numerous new roles for librarians in relation to CT research. Training in these areas will be essential in order to provide these services, and the UF Health Science Center Library has recently afforded its librarians a number of training opportunities in these areas. Initial interventions to support researchers include librarian membership on the CTSI’s Regulatory Knowledge and Research Support Committee and librarian integration into the CTSI curriculum for new clinical researchers. Further work includes the planning and development of a slate of bioinformatics-related courses and integration into data management planning activities.
Acquisition: Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Michele Tennant. This project has been funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract # HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C
Publication Status: Published
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Source Institution: University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the submitter.
System ID: IR00001183:00001

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