27345-Foster, Erin

Erin D. Foster

Assistant Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library

IB 308
Indianapolis, IN


As Data Services Librarian at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Erin contributes to school and university-wide initiatives to develop policies, services, and infrastructure that enable faculty and students to manage, share, and preserve their research data. She actively advocates for and promotes the value of research data services within the institution by collaborating with IUSM Office of Research Affairs, the IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship, University Information Technology Services (UITS), and other relevant research entities at IU to realize these efforts.

She holds a Masters in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a former National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow.

For research data services provided at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, please refer here: https://iupui.libguides.com/iusmdataservices.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library
  • Data Services Librarian
  • Publications
    Plain-language medical vocabulary for precision diagnosis.
    Vasilevsky NA; Foster ED; Engelstad ME; Carmody L; Might M; Chambers C; Dawkins HJS; Lewis J; Della Rocca MG; Snyder M; Boerkoel CF; Rath A; Terry SF; Kent A; Searle B; Baynam G; Jones E; Gavin P; Bamshad M; Chong J; Groza T; Adams D; Resnick AC; Heath AP; Mungall C; Holm IA; Rageth K; Brownstein CA; Shefchek K; McMurry JA; Robinson PN; Köhler S; Haendel MA; Nature genetics 2018 Apr
    Using the ‘rentrez’ R Package to Identify Repository Records for NCBI LinkOut
    Lee YY; Foster ED; Polley DE; Odell The Code4Lib Journal 2017 Oct 17
    Open Science Framework (OSF)
    Foster ED; Deardorff A The Journal of the Medical Library Association 2017 Apr
    The Monarch Initiative: an integrative data and analytic platform connecting phenotypes to genotypes across species.
    Mungall CJ; McMurry JA; Köhler S; Balhoff JP; Borromeo C; Brush M; Carbon S; Conlin T; Dunn N; Engelstad M; Foster E; Gourdine JP; Jacobsen JO; Keith D; Laraway B; Lewis SE; NguyenXuan J; Shefchek K; Vasilevsky N; Yuan Z; Washington N; Hochheiser H; Groza T; Smedley D; Robinson PN; Haendel MA; Nucleic acids research 2016 Nov 29
    The Human Phenotype Ontology in 2017.
    Köhler S; Vasilevsky NA; Engelstad M; Foster E; McMurry J; Aymé S; Baynam G; Bello SM; Boerkoel CF; Boycott KM; Brudno M; Buske OJ; Chinnery PF; Cipriani V; Connell LE; Dawkins HJ; DeMare LE; Devereau AD; de Vries BB; Firth HV; Freson K; Greene D; Hamosh A; Helbig I; Hum C; Jähn JA; James R; Krause R; F Laulederkind SJ; Lochmüller H; Lyon GJ; Ogishima S; Olry A; Ouwehand WH; Pontikos N; Rath A; Schaefer F; Scott RH; Segal M; Sergouniotis PI; Sever R; Smith CL; Straub V; Thompson R; Turner C; Turro E; Veltman MW; Vulliamy T; Yu J; von Ziegenweidt J; Zankl A; Züchner S; Zemojtel T; Jacobsen JO; Groza T; Smedley D; Mungall CJ; Haendel M; Robinson PN; Nucleic acids research 2016 Nov 28
    Improving the value of clinical research through the use of Common Data Elements.
    Sheehan J; Hirschfeld S; Foster E; Ghitza U; Goetz K; Karpinski J; Lang L; Moser RP; Odenkirchen J; Reeves D; Rubinstein Y; Werner E; Huerta M; Clinical trials (London, England) 2016 Jun 15
    Navigating the Phenotype Frontier: The Monarch Initiative.
    McMurry JA; Köhler S; Washington NL; Balhoff JP; Borromeo C; Brush M; Carbon S; Conlin T; Dunn N; Engelstad M; Foster E; Gourdine JP; Jacobsen JO; Keith D; Laraway B; Xuan JN; Shefchek K; Vasilevsky NA; Yuan Z; Lewis SE; Hochheiser H; Groza T; Smedley D; Robinson PN; Mungall CJ; Haendel MA; Genetics 2016 Aug
    Toward Interoperability: A New Resource to Support Nursing Terminology Standards.
    Warren JJ; Matney SA; Foster ED; Auld VA; Roy SL; Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN 2015 Dec
  • Professional Organizations
    Medical Library Association

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