Data literacy training needs of biomedical researchers

Lisa M. Federer, Ya-Ling Lu, Douglas J. Joubert


Objective: The research investigated topic priorities for data literacy training for biomedical researchers and staff.

Methods: An electronic survey was used to assess researchers’ level of knowledge related to data literacy skills and the relevance of these skills to their work.

Results: Most respondents did not have any formal training in data literacy. Respondents considered most tasks highly relevant to their work but rated their expertise in tasks lower.

Conclusion: Among this group, researchers have diverse data literacy training needs. Librarians’ expertise makes them well suited to provide such training.


Data Curation; Education, Continuing; Library Services; Libraries, Medical; Biomedical Research; Data Collection; Information Storage and Retrieval; Information Dissemination

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