Skip to Main Content

Data Management for Research

Free Self-Paced, Online Courses and Learning Resources for Data Management

  • Research Data Management Librarian Academy: 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. 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, etc. Those wishing to get official university credit for their work in RDMLA have the option to pay for a comprehensive assessment and certificate.


  • DataONE Data Management Skillbuilding Hub: DataONE is committed to education on data stewardship, including outlining recommended practices for data management, providing educational materials for use by those that support researchers, and linking to tools and resources available from DataONE and its partners. The DataONE Data Management Skillbuilding Hub provides online resources, including teaching materials, for education on research data management across the entire research data lifecycle.


  • ESIP Data Management Training Clearinghouse: This online resource is a registry for digital resources focusing on research data management and provides access to data management resources from several national and international agencies.