Democratizing Data Access Via Web-Based Portals

Monday, 9 November 2015: 10:40 AM

Linda Flynn, PhD, RN, FAAN
College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA

A collaborative Nursing Education Research Network provides a mechanism for gathering, storing, and using large a large data set on nursing education. Making this data (raw and aggregate) in the Network widely available to faculty, students, researchers and administrators provides a means for everyone to use the data to answer questions of interest. As well, access to a large and longitudinal dataset provides a way for doctoral students to conduct more rigorous studies because they can readily access and use a nationally representative dataset. This interactive session will provide an overview of web-based portal access to large data sets and participants will discuss key access and training needs.