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Announcing the official launch of RDMLA

  • 1.  Announcing the official launch of RDMLA

    Posted 10-09-2019 10:29

    We proudly announce the launch of Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA). RDMLA is the result of a unique and successful partnership between a LIS academic program, academic health sciences and research libraries, and Elsevier.

    The RDMLA and accompanying background information are available at

    RDMLA is a free online research data management (RDM) professional skill development program for librarians, information professionals, and other professionals who work in a research-intensive environment throughout the world. As a community built learning program, RDMLA addresses the gap experienced by practicing professionals who wish to learn key aspects of providing RDM services in libraries or other information settings.

    The RDMLA differs from other RDM service-learning programs in that it is completely online and can be taken at learners' convenience for no charge. The RDMLA program consists of the following 8 units, which can be taken in sequence or separately:

    • Foundations of Research Data Management (RDM)
    • Navigating research data culture
    • Advocating and marketing the value of RDM in libraries
    • Launching data services in libraries
    • Project management and assessment
    • Overview of data analysis and visualization tools
    • Overview of coding tools
    • Overview of platform tools (e.g., Open Science Framework, Mendeley Data) 

    Starting 2020, Simmons University SLIS will provide CE credit to those who wish to obtain such for a minimal fee.


    Jean P. Shipman
    VP, Global Library Relations
    Cottonwood Heights UT
    (385) 347-1829