Chris Sorensen, PhD, recently joined Becker Library as a senior support scientist in the library’s new Division of Data and Research Computing. Sorensen comes to the library from the Program in Physical Therapy here at Washington University School of Medicine where he completed his doctorate in movement science before working as a staff scientist managing data for a variety of clinical studies. In addition, Sorensen completed a Master of Science in clinical investigation in the Clinical Research Training Center. He brings a wealth of expertise to Becker Library, which he will leverage as the focal point for the library’s emerging data management and sharing services.
In close partnership with the Institute for Informatics (I2), Becker Library’s Division of Data and Research Computing provides training in biomedical research computing, delivers educational programs and services in the areas of data management, data sharing, and data reuse, and supports awareness, access, and education on a variety of software tools for biomedical data analysis and visualization.
Announcing REDCap Workshops
Sorensen has been working with I2 to develop a series of introductory, hands-on REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) workshops, with the first two sessions scheduled for July 31 and Aug. 16 (registration is required at the respective links).
REDCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online databases and surveys. Developed at Vanderbilt University and made freely available to other institutions, Washington University’s instance of REDCap is managed by I2. Anyone interested is invited to attend the workshops and learn about REDCap and how to use it to collect and manage research data.
If you have questions about data management, data sharing, or REDCap, contact Chris Sorensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.