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Leading University Researchers in Research Data Management Planning and Curation

Sunday, May 5
2:20 PM - 2:35 PM
Room: Columbus CD (East Tower, Ballroom/Gold Level)

Background : Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library at Augusta University conducted a survey to determine the research data management needs of the University as a foundation for a collaborative data services model. Establishing this service would allow the institution to address skills, gaps, and existing services offered to support research data management. The initial step was providing professional development opportunities to embedded librarians assigned to the research community. This approach allowed library faculty to learn data management best practices and effectively plan for the implementation of future services and instruction programs.
Description : A Scholarly Communications position was restructured as Scholarship and Data Librarian to encompass data management responsibilities. The Associate Director of Research completed the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Research Data Management training course and began planning for library research data support. Greenblatt Library received funding from the National Network Libraries of Medicine Southeast/Atlantic (NNLM/SEA) region to host a campus-wide research data management symposium. The funding proposal was a collaboration with College of Nursing, Office of Research Support, and the Georgia Cancer Center. The symposium is intended to connect researchers and resources across all disciplines and provide professional development for researchers and librarians. The one-day symposium will be held March 2019 and feature national and local speakers, a panel discussion, poster session, and data resources exhibits. The library will incorporate data management in instructional programming such as webinars and expanded LibGuides. The symposium will be assessed by pre and post surveys and the instruction sessions will be evaluated by attendees.
Conclusion : Librarians have existing skills such as teaching, organizing, analyzing, and providing access to information sources that transfer readily to the research data management life cycle. The training symposium will increase campus awareness of library services for data management and facilitate new research collaborations. Training provided by the symposium will increase will increase library faculty capabilities to engage in the critical processes necessary for data sharing, scholarship, and research reproducibility. This symposium is the first stage in developing a research data services model to incorporate embedded librarians. The symposium survey results will be used to identify training needs for the university’s research community.

Jennifer Putnam Davis

Scholarship and Data Librarian
Augusta University
Grovetown, Georgia

Jennifer Davis is the Scholarship and Data Librarian at the Greenblatt Library, Augusta University. She received her MLIS from Valdosta State University and her MA in Medieval Literature from the University of York. Jennifer manages the institutional repository, Scholarly Commons, serves as liaison to The Graduate School, and supports student and faculty research in the areas of copyright, publishing and impact factors, and data management. Jennifer teaches in the Augusta University Human Research Academy on basic data management and library resources, and is currently developing a data management service for the University Libraries.


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Kathy Davies

Associate Director of Research
Augusta University
Augusta, GA


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Stephanie Hendren, AHIP

Clinical Information Librarian
Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library
Augusta, Georgia


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Brenda L. Seago

Augusta University
Evans, GA


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Julie Zadinsky

Assistant Dean for Research
Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia

Julie Zadinsky, PhD, RN is the Assistant Dean for Research and the PhD Program Director in the College of Nursing at Augusta University in Augusta, GA. She received her BSN from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, her MSN from the University of California at San Francisco, her PhD in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia, and her Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. She also completed a one-year post-doctoral medical research fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

Dr. Zadinsky has a clinical background as a pediatric nurse. She worked for 11 years as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in both civilian and military institutions. She also held several administrative and research leadership positions in the U.S. Army before retiring in 2010 after 30 years of service. Dr. Zadinsky’s last assignments in the Army were serving as CEO of the Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Pacific at Camp Zama, Japan and as Director, Army Human Research Protections Office in the Office of the Army Surgeon General.

In her early years in research, Dr. Zadinsky focused her research on maternal child health and pediatrics. She also has conducted research in the area of education and training. While in the Army, she received funding from the Army Medical Department Study Board for her research on the development of a readiness training program. While at Augusta University, she was the project coordinator at the Augusta University site for the PhD program development portion of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing grant, and she currently is project director for a University System of Georgia PhD online program modernization grant. She also served as the co-lead on a PCORI grant focused on the role of APRNs in increasing access to care for rural patients.

Dr. Zadinsky teaches primarily in the PhD program, focusing on philosophy, theory and qualitative research courses. She also advises a number of PhD students. Dr. Zadinsky currently is taking the lead in revising the curriculum for the Augusta University PhD program in nursing.

Dr. Zadinsky serves on the Augusta University Biomedical and Social-Behavioral IRBs. She also has served as a grant reviewer for PCORI, HRSA, and the American Nurses Foundation. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Health and Human Experience and is a peer reviewer for seven other journals.


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