Internal Consultation on the following across all phases of the research life cycle:
- Database Design — Consult with investigators on the conceptualization of databases with consideration to sources of data, analysis plan, and regulatory policies on data management and sharing.
- Data Management — Assist investigators in the implementation of current best practices related to data management, file sharing, version control, data integrity, harmonization of data files and elements, and creation of data management plans.
- Data Security — Provide investigators with protective digital privacy measures that minimize unauthorized user access to their data. Assess for the need of data technology measures such as encryption, passwords, passcodes, biometric data or other strategies to verify the identity of a potential user where access to data would be granted.
- Data Sharing/Archival — Act as an educational resource for investigators on the availability of NIH-funded and other data repositories for completed research projects. Facilitate the inclusion of data repositories in data management plans for developing research projects.