The Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) is a free online professional development program for librarians, information professionals, or other professionals who work in a data-intensive environment throughout the world. RDMLA features a unique partnership between a LIS academic program, seven academic health sciences and research libraries in the New England area, and Elsevier.
The RDMLA curriculum focuses on the essential knowledge and skills needed to collaborate effectively with researchers on data management. The curriculum features Eight Online Self-paced Learning Units that cover topics such as the foundations of research data management (RDM), research culture, advocating and marketing for RDM services in libraries, project management, an overview of research data management tools and etc.
At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Summarize research workflow and specify information professionals’ role in each stage of the data life cycle
- Understand the value and approaches to navigating research culture and partnering with members of the research ecosystem
- Identify institutional research data management stakeholders and describe strategies for advocating the library’s role in RDM
- Design action plans to launch and manage data services in libraries
- Develop RDM project management plans and evaluate RDM processes, outcomes, and impact/value
- Describe the steps of data analysis and visualization and develop skills in using relevant tools such as R and Tableau
- Develop skills in using appropriately RDM programming tools such as Python and Jupyter Notebook to meet data needs
- Gain familiarity with a variety of platform tools for data sharing, storage, discovery, reuse, and reproducibility
Target Audience: Librarians, information professionals, or other professionals who work in a research-intensive environment throughout the world.
Course is offered by the "Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) Partnership with financial support from Elsevier.