Purpose: This paper is a review of the status of Research Data Management (RDM) efforts in UAE public university libraries.
Approach: The investigation is through examining available literature about the topic using region-specific articles when available, librarian comments, and the information provided by UAE university library websites. Existing lessons and policy documents are sought, and plans suggested for local solutions, suggesting avenues for progress.
Findings: Though not a new concept, findings indicate that local RDM activities are emerging, but knowledge of their importance of exists.
Research limitations: This review is limited to public university libraries though the results and experiences could be generally relevant to more research establishments.
Practical implications: Taking advantage of the existing awareness to organize tangible RDM efforts can facilitate retrieval and availability of data relevant to the region.
Value: An intricate range of activities involved in the organization of RDM services is revealed.
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