Working as a Health Research Information Specialist

Ann Ritchie, Steve McDonald, Suzanne Lewis, Cecily Gilbert, Terena Solomons, Kristan Kang, Mari-Elisa Kuusniemi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapterpeer-review


Working with health research information is an evolving and specialised area of health data, information, and knowledge management. The individuals who perform these roles have been characterised as being an emerging third tribe, sitting between and complementing the research work of scientists and administrators. Their specialist information management work facilitates the research process, intersecting at many points and stages in the research lifecycle. A thorough knowledge of scientific research methods as well as information and knowledge management competencies are essential. The six research information specialist case studies described in this chapter have been selected to demonstrate the variety of the roles, types of work, and skillsets that are required.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Health Information Workforce
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-81850-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-81849-4
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameHealth Informatics
ISSN (Print)1431-1917
ISSN (Electronic)2197-3741


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