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1 Health Science Center Libraries * and UF Genetics Institute University of Florida Enhancing Library-Based Services for Clinical and Translational Researchers Michele R. Tennant*, Rolando Garcia-Milian, Jennifer A. Lyon, Hannah F. Norton, and Cecilia E. Botero

2 Background University of Florida awarded a CTSA in 2009 University of Florida awarded a CTSA in 2009 Over 800 investigators from all 16 of UF’s colleges Over 800 investigators from all 16 of UF’s colleges Medicine, journalism, law, arts and sciences, etc.Medicine, journalism, law, arts and sciences, etc. Provost provided “Clinical Research Librarian” position to work with CTSI Provost provided “Clinical Research Librarian” position to work with CTSI

3 Objective Understand the information needs of UF CTSI researchers Bioinformatics General information needs Research data management

4 Methods Bioinformatics Identify highly valued resources Explore needs for: - Advanced courses -Consulting services  Online assessment questions.  Sent to 814 affiliates of the University of Florida’s CTSI General Information Needs Literature searching Bibliographic management tools Facilitating collaboration Assessing research impact NIH Public Access policy, IRs, open access Systematic review assistance

5 Bioinformatics Needs Assessment

6 Results: Bioinformatics Needs Assessment  84% of responses from faculty 9.4% from staff  90% percent teams of 1-5 people using bioinformatics software/analysis tools Demographics  53% Medicine, followed by Dentistry (10.5%), Veterinary Medicine (10.5%), Agriculture and Life Sciences (7.9%), and Engineering (5.3%)  Response rate 6.0% (49 respondents)

7 Results: Bioinformatics Needs Assessment Others included: Nutrition Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Physiology, Social Sciences, Pain Research, Pathophysiology, Health Outcomes Research, Immunology, Protocol Development, Evolutionary Biology, Phenotyping, Epidemiology, Population Health, and Health Equity. n= 35

8 Results: Bioinformatics Needs Assessment Others included: Metabolomics, data mining, database searching; population statistics, individual patient level data n= 27

9 Results: Bioinformatics Needs Assessment  Respondents not familiar with either commercial software packages (e.g. BIOBASE, CLC Genomics, Genego, etc) or the open access platform Galaxy CLC Genomics Workbench CLC Main Workbench Galaxy Ingenuity Pathway Analysis Pathway Studio from Ariadne  Software that researchers would like to have available for use “If I knew more about commercial software, I would find a use for them”

10 Results: Bioinformatics Needs Assessment Preferred Mode of Instruction  Online tutorials  In person classroom instruction  Individual house call  Online tutorials  In person classroom instruction  Individual house call Training Interests of Respondents

11 General Information Needs Assessment

12 Results: General Information Needs Assessment  95.1% of responses from faculty, with one staff and one resident  63.4% from the College of Medicine followed by Dentistry (14.6%), Agricultural and Life Sciences (7.3%), and Public Health and Health Professions (7.3%) Demographics  Response rate 5.0% (41 respondents)

13 Results: General Information Needs Assessment Library-based Services of Interest to CTS Researchers n= 26 IRB-related literature searches Assist with/collaborate on systematic reviews Perform general literature searches Submit NIH-funded articles to PMC Assist with database selection / search strategy Provide basic bioinformatics resource support

14 Results: General Information Needs Assessment Library-based Instruction of Interest to CTS Researchers n= 23 How to enhance your research impact What is the UF- IR / how to submit research products How to effective/efficiently search scholarly literature How to assess your research impact Guidance on bioinformatics support available at UF Best practices in data manag., resources / tool at UF

15 Results: General Information Needs Assessment  Respondents were generally more interested in learning how to perform activities than having librarians perform the same service for them, reinforcing the importance of library/information instruction.  Respondents indicated that suggested services and learning opportunities were more important for them than for others in their laboratories.

16 Results: General Information Needs Assessment  Alternatively, more respondents were interested in having librarians submit articles to PubMed Central (57.7%) than in learning how to submit the articles (47.8%).  More respondents were interested in having librarians assist/collaborate in the systematic review process (65.4%) than in learning the details of the process (60.9%).

17 Conclusions Traditional library services, particularly bibliographic instruction and mediated literature searching, continue to be valuable to this specialized patron group. New areas of interest include:  instruction and increased collaboration in bioinformatics  scholarly communication issues  systematic review creation  data management  assessing research impact.

18 “What is Next”  Perform interviews and focused discussions with researchers regarding bioinformatics and general information needs  A Faculty Enhancement Opportunity project has been funded, facilitating advanced training in the use of bioinformatics tools beyond NCBI (e.g. IPA, GeneGo, Partek Genomics Suite, CLC Main Workbench) for 3 HSCL librarians  Develop innovative and relevant services for UF’s CTSA community  Evaluate and refine these services

19 This project has been funded in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract # HHS-N C. William G. Farmerie, Associate Director for Emerging Science, Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, University of Florida Erik Deumens, Director of Research Computing, University of Florida David Osterbur, Head, Public and Access Services at the Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Acknowledgements


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