Research Data Management
The knowledge students gain in our library information science certificate program can prepare them to provide support in many areas in research data management. Research data expertise can be invaluable in scholarly communication, open access, copyright advice and research data management. Students take part in rigorous coursework in information science, research methods and statistics, collaborating with classmates as part of this comprehensive 28-credit program.
Our students can learn how to manage research data at a variety of settings, including academic libraries, research service centers, scientific and research organizations, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Graduates can enter into fields with significant needs for well-trained information professionals who can manage, preserve and share data generated throughout the research process.
The certificate in Research Data Management is a one-year program that responds to the emerging need for well-trained information professionals in the management, preservation and sharing of data generated in different stages of the research process. It prepares practicing information professionals to support the research data lifecycle in the areas such as scholarly communication, digital preservation, data visualization, open access and research data management, through coursework in Research Methods and Information Science.
There is an emerging need for data management in institutions such as:
- Academic Libraries
- Government Agencies
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Research Centers
If you are seeking a Master’s of Library and Information Science (MLIS), we also offer a concentration in Research Data Management. Certificate students also have the option to transition into the MLIS.
Certificate programs provide substantial education in a specific academic discipline or on a coherent and freestanding body of knowledge. The certificate issued at the completion of the program represents the achievement of competence in a well-defined area of study. Academic certificates require a minimum of 24 quarter hours or 16 semester hours of credit.