A Librarian’s Role in Improving Rigor in Research—AlzPED: Alzheimer’s Disease Preclinical Efficacy Database

Louise Sheffield, Lorenzo M. Refolo, Suzana S. Petanceska, R. James King

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Abstract

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is debilitating and costly. The U.S. National Institutes of Health Library (NIH Library) and the National Institute on Aging have collaborated to develop a database that is focused on preclinical AD research: the Alzheimer’s Preclinical Efficacy Database (AlzPED) [alzped.nia.nih.gov]. An in-depth look at the preclinical literature concerning AD demonstrates problems that can be symptomatic of the preclinical or laboratory study literature in general. There is an urgent need for better reporting within the AD research community, and this community could benefit from the skills Medical Librarians provide. Informationists and information architects can improve access to discrete and critical data while transforming research to focus on rigor and reproducibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-308
Number of pages13
JournalScience and Technology Libraries
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Information architect
  • informationist
  • reproducibility
  • rigor
  • roles for librarians

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  • Library and Information Sciences

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A Librarian’s Role in Improving Rigor in Research—AlzPED : Alzheimer’s Disease Preclinical Efficacy Database. / Sheffield, Louise; Refolo, Lorenzo M.; Petanceska, Suzana S.; King, R. James.

In: Science and Technology Libraries, Vol. 36, No. 3, 03.07.2017, p. 296-308.

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Sheffield, Louise ; Refolo, Lorenzo M. ; Petanceska, Suzana S. ; King, R. James. / A Librarian’s Role in Improving Rigor in Research—AlzPED : Alzheimer’s Disease Preclinical Efficacy Database. In: Science and Technology Libraries. 2017 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 296-308.
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