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May. 16, 2017

Doctoral student Craig Willis has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to work with the biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery Index Ecosystem (bioCADDIE)/DataMED team on a pilot project this summer. The award is based on his participation in the 2016 bioCADDIE Dataset Retrieval Challenge, which had the objective of creating innovative ways for biomedical researchers to search and discover biomedical research data.

"bioCADDIE is an NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) project to develop the DataMed [2] system, sometimes described as the 'PubMed of data,'" said Willis. "At the end of the challenge, they awarded two subcontracts. The goal of my project is to prototype and evaluate expansion models for integration into the DataMed...

May. 4, 2010

The GSLIS Data Curation Education Program (DCEP) will host the 2010 Summer Institute on Data Curation on Monday, May 17, through Thursday, May 20. Twenty-five applicants were accepted to this year’s Summer Institute, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Institute this year will be led by Melissa Cragin, GSLIS assistant research professor, and sessions will be conducted by leading specialists in various fields that are involved in the curation and management of earth and environmental sciences data.

Over the course of the four-day institute, participants will consider issues ranging from best practices for managing and preserving various data types including field data,...

Mar. 7, 2010

Please join us on Wednesday, March 10th, from 12:30-2:00 in room 341 LIS for the next e-Research Roundtable (EERT). Cathy Blake will be leading a discussion entitled: "The Claim Framework."

Cathy will introduce the Claim Framework that reflects how authors across a biomedical spectrum communicate findings in empirical studies through an automated approach that uses syntax and semantics to identify explicit claims automatically and measure the degree to which each feature contributes to the overall precision and recall. A more detailed description of this session can be found on the EERT web page:

Oct. 9, 2009

The Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will receive approximately $2.9 million dollars as a partner on the Data Conservancy project, a $20 million initiative led by the Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries. The five-year award, one of the first two in the NSF's DataNet program, will build infrastructure for the management of the ever-increasing amounts of digital research data. The principal investigator is Sayeed Choudhury, Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center, and associate dean of university libraries, at Johns Hopkins. The sub-award to the University of Illinois is led by co-principal investigator, Carole L. Palmer, director of CIRSS and professor at GSLIS. Other CIRSS researchers include Melissa Cragin, Allen Renear, John MacMullen, and David Dubin from...

Mar. 5, 2009

GSLIS master's student Elaine Hicks has received a $5,000 scholarship from the Medical Library Association (MLA) for the 2009-2010 school year. Hicks, a full-time LEEP student, is thrilled by the recognition and support for her work. She will travel to MLA's annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, this May to receive her award.

Hicks has been working in the field of public health as a health educator for several years. She earned a Master's in Public Health (MPH) in 1994 from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She later discovered medical librarianship while teaching a health course at College of Lake County (CLC). One of the seven areas of competency for health educators is health information. After meeting with medical librarians at a local public health forum, Hicks realized that a degree in library and information science could enable her to work with public health educators, professionals and students to help them improve their information...