Library and Information Science certificate in Research Data Management

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.

Approximate Completion Time

One year

NOTE: Upon completion of a certificate, you can take an additional number of courses to finish a master’s degree that will be linked to in the final draft of this page.


Department Chair
Dr. Duan Zhang
303-871-3373, KRH 232

Academic Services Associate
Karen LeVelle
303-871-3791, KRH 242

Admissions Contact
Noah Schlueter
303-871-2503, KRH 113

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