Data Management

Plans, develops and manages data storage and retrieval systems by applying generally accepted data models, standards and processes.

Key Behaviors
  • Working knowledge of relational database management systems (RDBMS) models.
  • Considers the challenges of development, the benefits and applications of data warehouses, and best practices to implement applications.
  • Utilizes knowledge of data mining and its various uses to perform duties.
  • Learns self on and understands the benefits associated with using multidimensional information (e.g., Online Analytical Processing – OLAP).
  • Knows bibliographic data management systems and databases for scientific research, such as PubMed.
  • Learns, stays up to date on and incorporates the basic components of a data, records, and knowledge management process.
  • Considers the differences between data management and records management and how they may support one another.
  • Maintains, analyzes and/or updates a computer database.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.