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The RDMLA Course on Canvas is officially open!
1,344 learners have registered (as of November 13, 2019).

Access the course page here: RDMLA Course


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 research-intensive environment throughout the world.

RDMLA features a unique partnership between a LIS academic program, academic health sciences and research libraries, and Elsevier. Partner institutions include:
       Harvard Medical School
       Harvard Library
       Simmons University
       Boston University
       Brown University
       Massachusettes College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
       Northeastern University
       Tufts University
       Elsevier

Find out more about the RDMLA community here: RDMLA Community.
Download this factsheet for your quick reference: RDMLA Fact Sheet

RDMLA Curriculum

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 covers topics such as the foundations of research data management (RDM), research culture, advocating and marketing for RDM services in libraries, project management, overview of research data management tools and etc.

The RDMLA curriculum is based on the results from the Needs Assessment Survey in Phase I (Learn more about Phase I research here:’ RDMLA Project Phase I Report Survey Results’).

The RDMLA units are hosted online on Canvas under CC-BY-NC-SA (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike) licensing.

RDMLA Events

Read about the partnership in the Library Connect article: Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA): A global online learning community.

RDMLA community has been active in various conferences, you can find a list of the conference presentations here: Presentations

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