May 21, 2022

Research Data Management Librarian Academy Launches (RDMLA)

From an Email Announced (Posted to Several Mailing Lists):

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 the learner’s 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, RDMLA will provide CE credit to those who wish to obtain such for a minimal fee from an accredited LIS program.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.