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Free online course on data management for clinical research now underway

by | Posted on Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2013 — 4:00 PM

Vanderbilt University’s latest offering on the online learning platform Coursera, “Data Management for Clinical Research,” went live this week. More than 33,000 students have registered for the massive open online course or MOOC.

Paul Harris, associate professor of biomedical informatics and biomedical engineering, Stephany Duda, assistant professor of biomedical informatics, and Firas Wehbe, assistant professor of biomedical informatics are teaching the course.

Students in the course will learn concepts related to research data planning, collection, storage and dissemination. Instructors will offer information and best-practice guidelines for: investigator-initiated and sponsored research studies; single- and multi-center studies; and prospective data collection and secondary reuse of clinical data for research purposes. The curriculum will balance theoretical guidelines with the use of practical tools designed to assist in planning and conducting research. Real-world research examples, problem-solving exercises and hands-on training will ensure students are comfortable with all concepts.

The new course is the fifth Vanderbilt MOOC offered on Coursera since the university began its partnership with the platform in September 2012. Visit the Coursera website to register for the course and to explore Vanderbilt’s other free online offerings.

Visit the Vanderbilt Digital Learning website to learn more about the university’s digital learning initiatives.

Contact:
Melanie Moran, (615) 322-NEWS
melanie.moran@vanderbilt.edu


  • Julian

    Dear teachers of the data management course;

    Will it be a new open seesion of this course in the future?
    Currently is not avaiable in the coursera website.

    Best regards,

    Julián.

    (Valencia, Spain).

  • moggajulious

    hi i need to learn more on soft wares like SPSS, SAS STATA,CSPRO,EPI-DATA,EPIINFOR. please help me thanks

  • Ilaria

    Dear Teachers of the management course

    I’d like to know the same information of Julian about open sessions in the future of this course,

    Regards

    Ilaria

  • Ilaria

    Dear Teachers of the management course

    I’d like to know the same information of Julian about open sessions in the future of this course,

    Regards

    Ilaria

  • Michael Martin

    Ilaria and Julian: We do not have a start date for a new session of this course. We are considering changing this course into an “on demand” course, so that students can sign up for it and complete it at their own pace, instead of having to wait for the next session.

    Either way, you can sign up for a course watchlist at http://www.coursera.org/course/datamanagement. Once we have settled on a firm date for a new session or to start an on-demand version of the course, you will be notified immediately via that watchlist.

    Thank you for your interest in the course.

    Michael Martin
    Assistant Director for Production
    Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning