Research Data Management – In your Future?

Sponsored by Elsevier
Recorded on 06/06/2019

Posted in Scholarly Communication and Research


Research Data Management Librarian Academy

Launching in Autumn 2019, the RDMLA is a free online educational program exploring research data management (RDM) best practices. Developed by a team of librarians and LIS faculty members who want to share their extensive knowledge/skills and promote research data services, the RDMLA consists of eight units which can be taken individually, or as a complete program. All units are available globally and can be accessed online via the Canvas learning management system. This session will explain the background work performed to indicate the need for an RDMLA and will highlight what will be covered by the curriculum.

Mendeley Data

In partnership with the library community, Elsevier has launched Mendeley Data for Institutions, an open platform allowing researchers to find research data from 30+ repositories, create and publish datasets in a certified repository providing long-term storage, and collaborate on pre-publication datasets via customizable project functionality. Management of research data is becoming increasingly important due to concerns about reproducibility of science, changing funder requirements and evolving disciplinary norms. During this session, we will discuss how Mendeley Data will provide end to end support of the research data lifecycle and demonstrate its interoperability with a university’s and researcher’s existing data resources.


Jean P. Shipman, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA

VP, Global Library Relations

Jean P. Shipman, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA, is the VP, Global Library Relations for Elsevier. Prior, she was the Executive Director, Knowledge Management and Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library; Director of the MidContinental Region and National Training Office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine; Director for Information Transfer, Center of Medical Innovation; and Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine; all at the University of Utah. She has also been employed by the John Hopkins University, University of Maryland, University of Washington and Virginia Commonwealth University. She served as president of the Medical Library Association for 2006-2007 and on the Board of Directors for the Society for Scholarly Publishing from 2013-2016. She was co-chair of the Chicago Collaborative, a group who met to discuss issues regarding scholarly communications. She has also authored many journal articles, book chapters, edited two books and given numerous professional presentations.

Nikhil Joshi

Solutions Manager for Research Data Management

Nikhil Joshi is a Solutions Manager for Research Data Management at Elsevier in North America. Nikhil has been with Elsevier for over four years and has supported several product portfolios and worked extensively with customers in the Academic and Corporate environments. Before Elsevier, he worked as a sales engineer for a biotechnology company that produced hardware and software for biomedical signal acquisition and analysis. His education is in Biomedical Engineering and he is currently pursuing a MBA at Columbia Business School.