Educational Landscape Project
Educational resources are often difficult to find and utilize in the context of research, trial planning, and precision education. This project aims to reveal the landscape of existing resources and platforms, understand requirements for searching and using them, and make recommendations for a CTSA-wide strategic plan for CTSA training and educational resource discovery.
There is outstanding expertise in mentoring and domain-specific training across the CTSA consortium. Enhancing the discoverability and dissemination of the associated educational and training materials developed across the CTSAs will have an immediate impact on the career development and workforce training capability. CD2H will support improving discoverability, metadata/ontology development, curating and enhancing content. This will also allow coordination with other NCATS efforts, like the Development, Implementation and AssessMent of Novel Training in Domain-based Competencies (DIAMOND) which offers a personalized pathway for training in clinical research and N-Ligthen, a federated platform for education resource sharing. We will also work closely the CLIC EDU lead, CTSAs and associated working groups on identifying and prioritizing other personalized pathways to this resource.
Key focus areas:
- Development of intitial proposal of Minimal Information about Educational Resources (MIER) for light-weight curation (based on N-lighten ontology) for community review and refinement
- Support for and extension of the N-Lighten Ontology
Alignment to program objectives
FOA.5: Stimulate the use of cutting edge biomedical research informatics by providing data science education for CTSA Program researchers. Disseminate educational informatics resources and other products and provide a forum that will provide an assessment of the value of these products. Disseminate high-quality educational resources and materials (e.g. Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs), including workshops, externship offerings, conferences and courses.
|Point person (github handle)||Site||Program Director|
|Shannon McWeeney (@wondermixtape)||OHSU||Melissa Haendel (@mellybelly)|
Project scientific leadership, should be 1-3 persons.
|Lead(s) (github handle)||Site|
|Metadata: Bill Hersh (@williamhersh)||OHSU|
|MIER: Ted Laderas (@laderast)||OHSU|
|Lee Nadler (N-Lighten)|
|Rebecca Jackson (N-Lighten)|
|Carolynn Jones (Diamond)|
|Alfred Vitale (CLIC-EDU)|
Educational Landscape Analysis
Ontology and search requirements
Educuational resource discovery strategic plan
We encourage the community to get involved.
The project Google drive folder is accessible to onboarded participants.