Research Data Management Practice in Academic Libraries

The article linked below was recently published by the Journal of Librarianship and
Scholarly communication.


Research Data Management Practice in Academic Libraries


Zhihong Xu
Texas A&M University Academic Libraries


Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 10(1)

DOI: 10.31274/jlsc.13700


Objective: This scoping review examines research data management (RDM) best practices and empirical studies in academic libraries between 2010 and 2021.

Method: The present study developed systematic database searches to locate potential articles for inclusion and designed a detailed and systematic coding scheme to examine background characteristics of RDM and characteristics of RDM practice, considering emphasizing the teaching of RDM.

Results and discussion: The results of this study demonstrated that there is a strong demand for RDM training after 2011. In addition, research on RDM training has spread to North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and elsewhere. The results also proved that training in GDR is essential for both STEM and non-STEM subjects, but simultaneously indicated that non-STEM subjects such as social sciences in particular lack training in GDR. Findings from the current literature also revealed that a large number of RDM training programs focused on introducing RDM or an overview of RDM, without an in-depth, discipline-focused curriculum for researchers. In all areas. Additionally, this review identified a lack of quantitative research, particularly statistical analysis, on the effect of RDM interventions.

Conclusion: This study contributes to our overall understanding of some essential elements associated with RDM training, with the main finding that future practitioners in the field of RDM would benefit from closer collaboration with faculty or researchers to develop curricula. more disciplinary studies for RDM and more focused on applications. approaches to teaching RDM.

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