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Teaching Research Data Management: An Undergraduate/Graduate Curriculum

  • Mary E. Piorun (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
  • Donna Kafel (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
  • Tracey Leger-Hornby (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
  • Siamak Najafi (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
  • Elaine R. Martin (University of Massachusetts Medical School)
  • Paul Colombo (Consultant)
  • Nancy R. LaPelle (Consultant)


With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Libraries of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Worcester Polytechnic Institute collaborated on a plan to expand the scope of science library practices and promote among medical, graduate, and undergraduate science students the preservation of scientific data in relevant repositories and archives. This paper outlines curriculum frameworks and learning needs for research data management instruction that can be delivered through a variety of methods. Individual modules are based on faculty and student interviews, as well as a comprehensive literature review.

Keywords: Data management, curriculum, frameworks

How to Cite:

Piorun, M. E., Kafel, D., Leger-Hornby, T., Najafi, S., Martin, E. R., Colombo, P. & LaPelle, N. R., (2012) “Teaching Research Data Management: An Undergraduate/Graduate Curriculum”, Journal of eScience Librarianship 1(1): 8. doi:

Rights: Copyright © 2012 The Author(s).

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