Deadline Approaching: Applications for Data Services Continuing Professional Education (DSCPE)

Interested in offering data services in your library? Apply to be a part of the Data Services Continuing Professional Education (DSCPE) program Fall 2023 cohort beginning on September 15!

The Research Data Management Librarian Academy (RDMLA) has partnered with the Countway Library of Medicine and Simmons University School of Library and Information Science to offer early and mid-career librarians this professional development opportunity, the DSCPE!

The DSCPE is focused on training and developing a community of data services librarians who wish to be retooled with hands-on experience in research data services to support their research community. The pilot cohort ran in Fall 2022, and we updated the program design based on the feedback from students and site mentors of last year’s cohort.

This ten-week online intensive learning experience includes synchronous virtual live sessions, remote self-paced learning, guest speakers, and capstone site project mentorships.

The Fall cohort will run from September 15 to December 1, 2023. Applications are now open, and the deadline to apply is MONDAY, JULY 31, 2023. Please note, at this time the DSCPE program is only able to accommodate U.S.-based librarians. The tuition for the Fall 2023 cohort is fully covered through a gift from Elsevier.

For a complete description of the DSCPE, a list of application materials and requirements, and a link to the online application form please visit our website at Or submit your application directly at

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please reach out to Perry Weidling at or the DSCPE Team at

From the DSCPE Team

Elaine Martin, Director of Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Co-Leader, RDMLA

Rong Tang, Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons University; Co-Leader, RDMLA

Perry Weidling, RDMLA Coordinator, Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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