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The Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) is a free online professional development program for librarians, information professionals, and 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 Pharmancy and Health Sciences University, Northeastern University, and Tufts University.

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Registered Students: 3,801 | Successful CE: 20 (updated: 07.30.2020)

The RDMLA curriculum focuses on the essential knowledge and skills needed to collaborate effectively with researchers on data management. The curriculum features eight, online, and self-paced learning units that cover topics such as the foundations of research data management, research culture, advocating and marketing for RDM services, project management, overview of research data management tools, etc.

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

In response to student inquiries and requests, RDMLA partnered with the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Simmons University, to provide an optional offering of three (3) continuing education credits.

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