About Julie Goldman

Julie Goldman, BS, MLIS, is the Countway Research Data Services Librarian with the Harvard Library. Julie collaborates with members of the Harvard community on building a data services program that addresses all stages of the data lifecycle. At Countway Library, she works closely with an extensive network of professionals invested in data management and open science to develop and deliver services for students and researchers around the Longwood Medical Area. Check out the ongoing work and resources on the Harvard Biomedical Data Management Website.

Julie works with students and faculty researchers in the sciences interested in writing data management and sharing plans, and partners with them to plan for the management of their data throughout the lifecycle of their research project. She consults on research data management issues, and assists researchers with with citing and publishing their data. Julie is a certified Carpentries Instructor, involved in Open Access journal publishing, and experienced online course instructor. Through all this work, Julie promotes open science, reproducible workflows, and is interested in broadening scientific communication.

Current Committees:

  • Harvard Medical School Data Management Working Group
    • Subgroups: Outreach and Training, Real World Applications of the Data Lifecycle and Metadata Integrations, Electronic Lab Notebooks, Data Management Plans, Harvard Biomedical Data Management Website
  • Harvard Medical School Research, Rigor and Reproducibility Task Force
  • Harvard Dataverse Cross-Org Coordination Team
  • Harvard University Research Data Management Support Group
  • Harvard University Research Computing Trainers Team
  • Harvard Library Research, Teaching and Learning Standing Committee
  • Library Carpentry Advisory Group

As part of her daily work, Julie runs regular Research Data Management Seminars on many related topics, focused on training biomedical students, faculty, and staff on best practices for organizing, documenting, storing, and sharing research data. She has also assisted with research data management courses for library students and medical students:

  • Scientific Research Data Management, Simmons College, LIS 532G
  • Research Data Management Fundamentals, University of Massachusetts Medical School, FCE 3014

Julie is the Managing Editor for the Journal of e-Science Librarianship (JeSLIB). In this role she is responsible for thoroughly formatting accepted articles to the journal. JeSLIB is an open access, peer-reviewed journal advancing the theory and practice of librarianship focusing on services related to data-driven research in science, technology, engineering, math, social sciences, medicine, and public health. Julie contributes to the development of journal policies, communicates best practices for publication, and oversees outreach on social media.

In 2017, Harvard Library helped found and joined The New England Software Carpentry Library Consortium (NESCLiC). This association of academic libraries, joined as a community of practice focused on building data science skills in research computing, and extracting, wrangling, storing, analyzing, and visualizing data. NESCLiC allows member institutions to share in a Gold-level membership with the Carpentries. Julie completed the Carpentries Instructor Training, and has been advocating for the Carpentries and assisting with workshops across New England. 

As Project Manager on a NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative for Resource Development of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Research Education (Award Number R25LM012284; 2015-2018), Julie focused on content review, curriculum creation, videorecording, focus group leader, and Canvas course facilitator. The Best Practices for Biomedical Research Data Management course provides training to librarians, biomedical researchers, undergraduate and graduate biomedical students, and other interested individuals on recommended practices that facilitate the discoverability, access, integrity, reuse value, privacy, security, and long term preservation of biomedical research data. This MOOC is built upon and expands the training materials of the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC), driven by collaboration between a variety of librarians, researchers and others, and provides a user-driven, self-paced, interactive online course. Find out more about the course on Canvas or on the project's Open Science Framework site

Previously, Julie was eScience Coordinator with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. With the NNLM, her work focused on building research data education and resources for librarians in New England. Julie contributed to the development of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery website, which was based on the previous popular website resource, The eScience Portal for Librarians (now decommissioned). She also developed a research case study for inclusion in the RDM training materials, NECDMC, which outlines data management issues related to animal research, electronic lab notebooks, and data/resource sharing. 

Julie earned her Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and a Bachelor's of Science in Marine Biology from the University of New Hampshire. While at UNH, she studied Marine Protected Areas, Management Techniques and Policies while abroad in Turks and Caicos, completing multiple dives and coral reef surveys. She completed an aquarist internship at the Seacoast Science Center, preparing diets and feeding marine animals, including chain catsharks and lionfish.

She is a New England native, and currently lives in Boston with her fiance and dog Rodney.


May 2017 ‐ Present

Research Data Services Librarian
Harvard University ‐ Harvard Medical School - Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

March 2016 ‐ May 2017

eScience Coordinator
University of Massachusetts Medical School ‐ National Network of Libraries of Medicine      

January 2015 ‐ February 2016  

Library Fellow
University of Massachusetts Medical School ‐ Lamar Soutter Library



2020 ‐ Present 

Arsenic related cystic fibrosis (administrative supplement)     
NIH/NIEHS - 3R01ES027825-02S1    
Enhancing Data Management and Sharing in NIEHS-Funded Research Grants    
Role: PI

2019 ‐ Present

Retooling the Librarian Workforce: Innovative Post-Master’s Certificate Program for Developing InterProfessional Informationalists (IPI)
Institute of Museum and Library Services - RE-17-19-0032-19
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Role: Project Team, Instructor     

2015 ‐ 2018

Development of a Best Practices in Research Data Management Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
National Institutes of Health - R25LM012284
NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative Research Education
Role: Project Manager



Master of Science, Library and Information Science
Simmons University (formerly Simmons College), Boston, MA ‐ Graduate School of Library and Information Science


Bachelor of Science, Biology: Marine and Freshwater Biology
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH ‐ College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Contact Julie

Harvard Medical School
Countway Library, Suite #242 
10 Shattuck St. 
Boston, MA 02115